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Hetastarch Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 19, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 60 mg/mL-NaCl 0.9%; 60 mg/mL-LR

Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Hypovolemia

Dosage for Acute Use in Plasma Volume Expansion: 500 to 1000 mL IV
Maintenance dose: Total dosage and rate of infusion depends on the amount of blood or plasma lost and the resultant hemoconcentration.
Maximum dose: Doses more than 1500 mL per day (approximately 20 mL per kg of body weight) are usually not required although higher doses have been used in postoperative and trauma patients with severe blood loss.

Dosage in Leukapheresis: 250 to 700 mL to which citrate anticoagulant has been added and administered to the input line of the centrifugation apparatus at a ratio of 1:8 to 1:13 to venous whole blood.



Renal Dose Adjustments

Caution recommended. Avoid use in preexisting renal dysfunction.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available


Do not use this drug in critically ill adult patients (including patients with sepsis) due to the increased risk of:


Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


Hemodialysis: This drug is not eliminated by hemodialysis.
Peritoneal dialysis: Data not available

Other Comments

Storage requirements:

IV compatibility: The safety and compatibility of additive other than citrate have not been studied.

Further information

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