protein hydrolysate injection


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protein hydrolysate injection

a fluid and nutrient replenisher.
indications It is prescribed to correct a negative nitrogen balance and to provide parenteral nutrition in other clinical situations.
contraindications Renal failure, anuria, severe liver disease, hepatic coma, or known hypersensitivity to one or more of the amino acids prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are hypotension, abdominal pain, convulsions, phlebitis, thrombosis, and edema.

protein hydrolysate injection

A sterile solution of amino acids and short-chain peptides. They represent the approximate nutritive equivalent of casein, lactalbumin, plasma, fibrin, or other suitable proteins from which the hydrolysate is derived by acid, enzymatic, or other method of hydrolysis. It may contain dextrose or other carbohydrates suitable for intravenous infusion. It is used intravenously in the treatment of hypoproteinemia in patients who are unable to eat or absorb food.
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