Fat Emulsions (Systemic)
Brand Names : Intralipid, Liposyn II, Liposyn III
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do.
This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For fat emulsions, the following
should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to eggs, soybeans, beans, peas, or fat emulsions. Also tell
your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances,
such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy - Studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done
in either animals or humans.
Breast-feeding - It is not known whether fat emulsions pass into
the breast milk. However, this medicine has not been reported to cause problems
in nursing babies.
Children - Fat emulsions may cause or worsen lung problems or
jaundice if given to premature infants. Although there is no specific information
comparing use of fat emulsions in older children with use in other age groups,
it is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older children
than it does in adults.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. Although there is no specific information comparing
use of fat emulsions in the elderly with use in other age groups, this medicine
is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people
than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are using any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical
problems may affect the use of fat emulsions. Make sure you tell your doctor
if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Blood problems or
Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) or
High cholesterol levels or
Kidney disease or
Liver disease or
Lung disease or
Pancreas disease - Fat emulsions may make these conditions worse