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Albumin Human Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

ALBUMIN (al BYOO min) is used to treat or prevent shock following serious injury, bleeding, surgery, or burns by increasing the volume of blood plasma. This medicine can also replace low blood protein.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:

  • anemia

  • heart disease

  • kidney disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to albumin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be closely monitored while you receive this medicine.

Some products are derived from human plasma, and there is a small risk that these products may contain certain types of virus or bacteria. All products are processed to kill most viruses and bacteria. If you have questions concerning the risk of infections, discuss them with your doctor or health care professional.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • changes in heartbeat

  • fever, chills

  • pain, redness or swelling at the injection site

  • signs of viral infection including fever, drowsiness, chills, runny nose followed in about 2 weeks by a rash and joint pain

  • tightness in the chest

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • increased salivation

  • nausea, vomiting

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This does not apply. You will not be given this medicine to store at home.


Albumin Human, Albumin, Aggregated Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

ALBUMIN (al BYOO min) is used to treat or prevent shock following serious injury, bleeding, surgery, or burns by increasing the volume of blood plasma. This medicine can also replace low blood protein.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:

  • anemia

  • heart disease

  • kidney disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to albumin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be closely monitored while you receive this medicine.

Some products are derived from human plasma, and there is a small risk that these products may contain certain types of virus or bacteria. All products are processed to kill most viruses and bacteria. If you have questions concerning the risk of infections, discuss them with your doctor or health care professional.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • changes in heartbeat

  • fever, chills

  • pain, redness or swelling at the injection site

  • signs of viral infection including fever, drowsiness, chills, runny nose followed in about 2 weeks by a rash and joint pain

  • tightness in the chest

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • increased salivation

  • nausea, vomiting

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This does not apply. You will not be given this medicine to store at home.


At any given time, almost 5,000,000 Americans suffer from chronic non-healing wounds. There are many different kinds of wounds including diabetic and pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds, and ulcers caused by circulation problems. It can be very frustrating and time consuming to heal these wounds.

At Broward Health, we have multiple centers with professionals trained to provide a specialized, comprehensive course of therapy to assist in healing your problem wound.

Broward Health Imperial Point

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Broward Health Imperial Point opened its doors in 2001, and was the first hospital-based center in Broward Health to offer treatment for difficult, non-healing wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds. 

The Center utilizes the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remains current in new scientific advances in wound care, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

  • The Center has two 46-inch Sigma Plus hyperbaric chambers able to accommodate one patient each. When relaxing inside the chamber, patients can watch television or a movie while receiving their treatments, which last approximately two hours.
  • It usually takes about 30-40 hyperbaric treatments to treat a hypoxic wound.

To find out more about the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, click here.

Broward Health North

The Center for Wound Care at Broward Health North is designed to complement your physician’s services, and is committed to the treatment of difficult, non-healing wounds.

After a thorough diagnostic examination, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. A multi-specialty approach will be utilized to provide the maximum benefit to your wound.

The Center is made up of a team of professionals that includes:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management
  • Nursing and therapy staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
  • Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
  • Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing

For more information on the Center for Wound Care at Broward Health North, click here.

Broward Health Coral Springs

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Broward Health Coral Springs specializes in creating individualized treatments for chronic non-healing wounds. Our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the blood stream and the wound bed, which rapidly accelerates the healing process. All treatments are performed by our dedicated, experienced multi-disciplinary wound care team.

To learn more about the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Broward Health Coral Springs, click here.

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