Dextran 40 Side Effects
Generic Name: dextran, low molecular weight
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dextran, low molecular weight. Some of the dosage forms included on this document 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[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Mild urticarial reactions, generalized urticaria[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Anaphylactoid reactions
Postmarketing reports: Dextran-induced anaphylactoid reaction (DIAR)[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Febrile response, infection at site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of injection, extravasation, hypervolemia[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Shock[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Wheezing[Ref]
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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