Aminoven – Dose | Use | Side Effects

Aminoven is a solution of amino acids, used as parenteral nutrition. It contains the following amino acids:

  • isoleucine,
  • leucine,
  • arginine,
  • valine,
  • histidine,
  • serine,
  • tyrosine,
  • taurine,
  • tryptophan,
  • proline,
  • lysine,
  • phenylalanine,
  • alanine,
  • methionine,
  • threonine,
  • glycine.

These amino acids are necessary for normal, healthy functioning. It is used in patients who are unable to take food through mouth. It is commonly given concomitant with carbohydrates (sugars), fats, vitamins and minerals which are necessary for normal functioning.


This medicine should not be used in patients with protein metabolism disorder, metabolic acidosis, kidney failure, liver disorders, heart failure or cardiogenic shock.

It should not be used in patients with low potassium level (hypokalemia) or low sodium level (hyponatremia).

Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Consult your doctor about the benefits and risks of using Aminoven during pregnancy.

Dosage and Use

Aminoven should be used in health facilities, applied only by trained medical staff. The dose should be calculated on the basis of body weight. The usual dose of Aminoven 10% solution is 10 – 20 ml/kg of the body weight. For example if patient weighs is 90 kg, then the dose should be calculated as follows:

90 kg x 10/20 ml = 900/1800 ml of Aminoven 10% solution daily. The infusion rate should not exceed 90 ml/h. If the Aminoven is given at a too fast rate, it will cause electrolyte imbalance.


The usual dose of 15% solution is 7 – 13 ml/kg of the body weight. Therefore, the dose should be calculated on the basis of body weight.

Use with other medicines (Interactions)

There are no known interactions with other medicines.

However, you need to inform your doctor about all medications and herbal preparations you are taking.

Side effects

Aminoven may cause the following side effects:

  1. Redness at the site of application,
  2. pain at the site of application,
  3. vein irritation,
  4. thrombophlebitis.

If an overdose is suspected it may cause:

  1. nausea,
  2. vomiting,
  3. tremor (shaking) and other symptoms.


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