Which medications in the drug class Volume Expanders are used in the treatment of Azotemia?

Updated: Sep 19, 2018
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Volume Expanders

Plasma volume expanders increase plasma oncotic pressure and mobilize fluid from the interstitial space into the intravascular space in hypoalbuminemic patients. They enhance delivery of furosemide to distal tubule.

Albumin (Albuminar, Plasbumin, Albutein)

Albumin is supplied as a 5% solution in 250 mL or a 25% solution in 50 mL. The choice between the 2 formulations is based on whether patient requires additional fluid replacement. Albumin is not used for nutritional supplementation; thus, attempts should be made to improve patient's nutrition.


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