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Gentran 40 with 0.9% Sodium Chloride 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 Gentran 40 with 0.9% Sodium Chloride.

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.

Some side effects of Gentran 40 with 0.9% Sodium Chloride may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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