Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress weekly while receiving fat emulsions to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Allergic reactions may occur while you or your child are receiving this medicine. Tell your doctor right away if you or your child have the following symptoms: rapid, shallow breathing, trouble breathing, fast heartbeat, lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting, nausea or vomiting, rash or itching skin, or a fever or chills.

This medicine may increase your risk of developing infections. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections while you or your child are receiving this medicine. Wash your hands often. Tell your doctor if you have any kind of infection before you start receiving this medicine. Also tell your doctor if you have ever had an infection that would not go away or an infection that kept coming back.

Call your doctor right away if you or your child start to have a cough that will not go away, weight loss, night sweats, fever, chills, or flu-like symptoms, such as a runny or stuffy nose, headache, blurred vision, or feeling generally ill. These may be signs that you have an infection.

This medicine may cause a rare condition called fat overload syndrome. Tell your doctor right away if you or your child have a fever, chills, cough, sore throat, right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness, or unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.

This medicine may cause parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD). This usually occurs in patients who have been receiving parenteral nutrition for a long time, especially preterm infants. Check with your doctor right away if you have dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach, yellow skin or eyes.

Call your doctor if you or your child have redness, swelling, pain, or infection at the injection site.

This medicine may cause electrolyte imbalance, fluid overload, and aluminum toxicity (too much aluminum in the blood). Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.

Before you have any medical tests, tell the medical doctor in charge that you are receiving this medicine. The results of some tests may be affected by this medicine.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.