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Brand name: Intralipid TM

Active ingredients: soya oil

What it is used for

INDICATIONS: Part of the intravenous diet in all parenteral nutrition indications including:- 1. preoperative and postoperative nutritional disturbances where an improved nitrogen balance is required; 2. nutritional disorders or disturbances of nitrogen balance due to inadequate or failing intestinal absorption caused by tumours in the gastrointestinal tract, acute or chronic intestinal diseases (peritonitis, ulcerative colitis, terminal ileitis); 3. burns, to reduce the frequently-excessive nitrogen losses; 4. prolonged unconsciousness, eg. following cranial trauma or poisoning in cases where enteral feeding is inappropriate or impossible; 5.impaired renal function where a concentrated source of energy may be indicated to reduce protein breakdown; 6. cachexia; 7. patients with essential fatty acid deficiency who cannot maintain or restore a normal essential fatty acid pattern by oral intake.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Milky white liquid

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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