Hetastarch Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Hetastarch is also known as: Hespan, Hextend

Hetastarch Pregnancy Warnings

FDA pregnancy category: C Use only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the developing fetus.

Animal studies demonstrated embryocidal effects when given intravenously over the entire organogenesis period in a daily dose ½ times the maximum recommended therapeutic human dose, and when given intraperitoneally, from the 16 th to the 21 st day of pregnancy in a daily dose 2.3 times the maximum recommended therapeutic human dose. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Hetastarch Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Unknown The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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