Hydroxyethyl starch Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to hydroxyethyl starch: parenteral injection
Side effects include:
Pruritus, increased serum amylase concentrations, hemodilution (resulting in decreased concentrations of coagulation factors, other plasma proteins, and hematocrit).
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to hydroxyethyl starch: intravenous solution
Frequency not reported: Pruritus[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Anaphylactic/anaphylactoid/hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Voluven (hydroxyethyl starch)." Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.