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Dextran-HM Side Effects

Generic Name: dextran, high molecular weight

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dextran, high molecular weight. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Dextran-HM.

Applies to dextran, high molecular weight: intrauterine solution, intravenous solution

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking dextran, high molecular weight (the active ingredient contained in Dextran-HM) hives or skin rash; stuffy nose, wheezing, chest tightness; feeling like you might pass out; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregiver right away if you have:

  • weak or shallow breathing; or

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting;

  • joint pain;

  • fever; or

  • pain, swelling, or bruising along the vein where the medicine was injected.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Not all side effects for Dextran-HM may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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