Aminosol

Aminosol - Use | Dose | Effects

This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.

Aminosol solution contains amino acids used for parenteral nutrition in patient who cannot get their nutrition through eating. Solution contains the following amino acids:

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

These amino acids are necessary to build proteins in your body and those proteins are needed for normal body function.

Precautions

Aminosol solution should be avoided in patients with protein metabolism disorder.

Solution should be avoided in the following conditions:

  • Liver disorders.
  • Metabolic acidosis.
  • Kidney failure. Use of Aminosol solution in patients with kidney disorders, can cause kidney damage and worsening of the symptoms in such a patients.
  • Shock.
  • Hypoxia (a state of reduced or inadequate oxygen availability).
  • Heart failure. Use of an Aminosol solution in patients with heart failure may put a strain on the heart and make it difficult for your heart to function normally!
  • Hypervolemia (fluid overload).

Aminisol solution should be used in combination with other parenteral preparations including:

  • carbohydrates (sugar),
  • fats as well as electrolytes,
  • vitamins and minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium).

You will need detailed blood tests in order to identify your needs for these substances.

Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

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

How to use

Aminosol solution is found in a concentration of 10% and 15%. Aminosol solution should be used in health facilities as an intravenous infusion.

The usual dose of Aminoso 10% solution is 10 ml-20 ml/kg of the body weight. Thus, the dose should be calculated on the basis of body weight. Here is an example:

If the patient has a body weight of 80 kg and prescribed dose is 10 ml/kg, then such a patient should receive: 80 kg x 10 ml / kg = 800 ml of 10% Aminosol 10% solution per day.

If the prescribed dose for the same patient is 20 ml / kg, then the result would be: 80kg x 20ml / kg = 1600 ml 10% solution per day.

The usual dose od Aminosol 15% solution is 7-13.5 ml/ kg of the body weight. The dose should be calculated on the basis of body weight. Here is an example:

If the patient has a body weight of 80kg and prescribed dose is 7 ml/kg, then such a patient should receive: 80 kg x 7 ml / kg = 560 ml of 15% solution per day. The infusion rate should not exceed 15 drops in one minute.

Aminosol solution should be used only in adult patients. It should be used as long as the patient is unable to feed through the mouth.

Use with other medicines (Interactions)

There are no known interactions with other medicines.

Side effects

Aminosol solution causes no side effects when used appropriately. Side effects may occur if you have an overdose. Mild side effects include redness and pain at the injection site.

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If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.

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