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INULIN
INULIN IN SODIUM CHLORIDE - INJECTION

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

INULIN IN SODIUM CHLORIDE - INJECTION

(IN-uh-lin)

Uses

Inulin is used to evaluate/measure kidney function (glomerular filtration rate).

How To Use

This medication is given by vein (IV) as directed by your doctor. The dosage depends on your weight and body size (body surface area). Additional fluids may also given by vein (IV) or by mouth to insure that you have good urine flow during this evaluation. Prepare for the test as directed by your doctor. You should be well rested before the test. You may eat a light breakfast before the test but avoid tea, coffee, or sugars (e.g., jelly, jam, fruit juice). Drink water 2 hours before the test, as directed. Consult your doctor for details. Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids. After mixing, do not refrigerate the solution. If you have questions regarding the proper use and detailed instructions of this medication, consult your pharmacist. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.

Side Effects

No side effects are expected to occur. If side effects do occur, notify your doctor promptly.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use.

Overdose

No reports of overdose have occurred with this product.

Notes

Laboratory tests (e.g., blood and urine tests) will be performed to monitor your response to the drug.

Missed Dose

If the dose is interrupted, contact your doctor immediately to establish new dosing.

Storage

Store at room temperature below 80 degrees F (27 degrees C), away from light and moisture. Discard any unused liquid.