Fat Emulsion (Intravenous Route)

Name: Fat Emulsion (Intravenous Route)

US Brand Name

  1. Clinolipid
  2. Liposyn

Descriptions

Fat emulsions are used as dietary supplements for patients who are unable to get enough fat in their diet, usually because of certain illnesses or recent surgery. Fats are used by the body for energy and to form substances needed for normal body functions.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Emulsion

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pregnancy

Information about this fat-emulsion-intravenous-route
Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Allergy to eggs, olive oil, soybean proteins, or safflower oil or
  • Hyperlipidemia (high triglycerides or fats in the blood), severe or
  • Lipid metabolism disorders, severe—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Blood problems or
  • Diabetes or
  • Gallbladder problems (gallstones) or
  • Heart failure or
  • Liver disease or
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation or swelling of the pancreas), history of or
  • Pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Electrolyte imbalance or
  • Metabolic disorders, severe—Should be corrected first before using this medicine.
  • Hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides or fats in the blood)—Use with caution. May increase risk of pancreas problems.
  • Infection—May decrease your body's ability to fight infections.
  • Kidney disease—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For nutritional supplement:
      • Adults and teenagers—Dose is based on patient's total nutrition requirements and patient's tolerance and must be determined by your doctor. The starting dose is 0.5 to 1 milliliter (mL) per minute injected slowly into a vein for 15 to 30 minutes. Your doctor may increase the dose if needed.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.
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