Medications


Tromethamine Solution for Injection

What is this medicine?

TROMETHAMINE makes blood and urine more alkaline or less acidic. It is used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition where the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • confusion

  • dark urine

  • fast heartbeat

  • general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms

  • light-colored stools

  • pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected

  • right upper belly pain

  • sweating

  • unusually weak or tired

  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness

  • feeling anxious

  • increased hunger

  • loss of appetite, nausea

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with any of the following medications:

  • amphetamines like amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine, methamphetamine

  • lithium

  • norfloxacin

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • kidney disease

  • respiratory acidosis

  • salicylate toxicity in a newborn

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to tromethamine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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