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
Postmarketing reports: Hypotension/shock/circulatory collapse[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Pruritus[Ref]
Frequency not reported: aPTT elevated, PT prolonged, wound hemorrhage, anemia, coagulopathy[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Anaphylactic/anaphylactoid/hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Voluven (hydroxyethyl starch)." Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL.
Some side effects of hydroxyethyl starch 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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- Drug class: plasma expanders
Other brands: Voluven