Hydroxyethyl Starch Dosage
Applies to the following strengths: 6%-NaCl 0.9%
Usual Adult Dose for:
Usual Pediatric Dose for:
Additional dosage information:
Usual Adult Dose for Hypovolemia
Treatment and prophylaxis: Up to 50 mL per kg of body weight per day by intravenous infusion only
Duration of Therapy: Hydroxyethyl starch can be administered repetitively over several days.
Comments: The daily dose and rate of infusion depends on the patient's blood loss, on the maintenance or restoration of hemodynamic and on the hemodilution.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypovolemia
Treatment and prophylaxis:
Less than 2 years of age: 16 plus or minus 9 mL/kg
2 to 12 years of age: 36 plus or minus 11 mL/kg
Greater than 12 years of age: Up to 50 mL per kg of body weight per day
Duration of therapy: Hydroxyethyl starch can be administered repetitively over several days
Comments: Dosage in children should be adapted to the individual patient colloid needs, taking into account the disease state, hemodynamic and hydration status.
Renal Dose Adjustments
Dose adjustment needed and dependent on patient's status. Caution is recommended.
Liver Dose Adjustments
Data not available
Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.
Contraindicated in patients on dialysis
Hemodialysis: Data not available
Storage requirements: Do not freeze
Reconstitution/preparation techniques: Refer to the manufacturer's product information
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.