Total Parenteral Nutrition
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Total Parenteral Nutrition?

(TOE tal par EN ter al noo TRISH un)

• This medicine is used to supplement nutritional needs.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Swelling.

• High blood sugar. Usually reverses when stopped.

• Irritation where the shot is given.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest...

 
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