Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Amino acids

Synonym(s): Duphalyte, Hepatamine, Travasol

Contributor(s): Sheilah Robertson

Introduction

Name

  • Amino acids.

Class of drug

  • Essential amino acids.

Description

Storage requirements

  • (Duphalyte) Store in a cool, dark place between +2°C and +20°C.
  • Do not freeze.

Uses

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Indications

It is recommended that specialist advice be sought prior to using parenteral nutrition.

  • Used for patients requiring nutritional support, ie those with gastrointestinal failure associated with pancreatitis Pancreatitis: acute , gastric ulceration Gastric ulceration , severe inflammatory bowel disease and intractable vomiting.
  • Parenteral nutrition mixtures comprise combinations of amino acid solutions, glucose solutions and a fat emulsion.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 905214 44 7.

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