What is Aminohippurate sodium Intravenous
Aminohippurate sodium intravenous is a drug used to measure the kidney’s ability to filter blood and remove waste products. It is a type of radiocontrast agent that is administered intravenously to help visualize the urinary tract on a radiograph (x-ray).
Benefits of Aminohippurate sodium Intravenous
and Its Uses.
Aminohippurate sodium intravenous is a water soluble, clear, and colorless drug that is used to measure the function of the kidneys. It is a synthetic substance that is similar to inositol hexaphosphate, a natural product found in the body. Aminohippurate sodium is used to measure the ability of the kidneys to filter and excrete wastes, and to help determine the cause of kidney dysfunction.
Aminohippurate sodium is given intravenously (by vein) as a bolus injection (a single, large dose) or as a continuous infusion (a slow, steady drip). The dose and the rate of infusion will be determined by your health care provider based on your individual needs.
Aminohippurate sodium is available in both generic and brand-name forms. The most common brand name is Amicar.
Aminohippurate sodium is used to measure the function of the kidneys. It is a synthetic substance
Side Effects and Dosage of Aminohippurate sodium Intravenous
Aminohippurate sodium is a drug prescribed for the treatment of renal failure and hypertension. It is a water soluble organic compound that is eliminated from the body through the kidneys. When given intravenously, it is quickly absorbed by the blood and distributed to the tissues. The half life of aminohippurate sodium is about 2 hours.
The most common side effects associated with aminohippurate sodium are hypotension and tachycardia. It can also cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The drug should be used with caution in patients with renal impairment, and it is not recommended for use in pregnant women or children.
The recommended dosage of aminohippurate sodium depends on the indication for use. For the treatment of renal failure, the usual dosage is 1 to 2 mg/kg per day. For the treatment of hypertension, the dosage is usually 2 to 4 mg/kg per day.