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Dextran 40 Side Effects

Generic name: dextran, low molecular weight

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

Applies to dextran, low molecular weight: intravenous solution.


Frequency not reported: Tightness of the chest, hypotension

Postmarketing reports: Cardiac arrest, shock[Ref]


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


Rare (less than 0.1%): Nausea, vomiting[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Anaphylaxis

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


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


Frequency not reported: Fever[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Wheezing[Ref]


1. (2013) "Product Information. Dextran In Dextrose (dextran, low molecular weight)." B Braun Medical Inc

Further information

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