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Dextran-HM Side Effects

Generic name: dextran, high molecular weight

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

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

You should not receive this medication if you have severe kidney disease, severe congestive heart failure, or uncontrolled bleeding.

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.

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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.