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Dextran 40 in 5% Dextrose Side Effects

Generic Name: dextran, low molecular weight

Note: This document contains side effect information about dextran, low molecular weight. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Dextran 40 in 5% Dextrose.

Applies to dextran, low molecular weight: intravenous solution

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Tightness of the chest, hypotension

Postmarketing reports: Cardiac arrest[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Mild urticarial reactions, generalized urticaria[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Anaphylactoid reactions

Postmarketing reports: Dextran-induced anaphylactoid reaction (DIAR)[Ref]

Local

Frequency not reported: Febrile response, infection at site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of injection, extravasation, hypervolemia[Ref]

Other

Postmarketing reports: Shock[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Wheezing[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Dextran In Dextrose (dextran, low molecular weight)." B Braun Medical Inc, Irvine, CA.

2. "Product Information. Dextran In Sodium Chloride (dextran, high molecular weight)." Abbott Laboratories, Limited, Saint-Laurent, IN.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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