Voluven Side Effects
Generic name: hydroxyethyl starch
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on March 18, 2021.
Note: This document contains side effect information about hydroxyethyl starch. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Voluven.
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
Common (1% to 10%): Decreased hematocrit
Rare (less than 0.1%): Coagulation disorders beyond dilution effects[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Anaphylactic/anaphylactoid/hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., hypersensitivity, mild influenza-like symptoms, bradycardia, tachycardia, bronchospasm, noncardiac pulmonary edema)[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Decreased plasma proteins[Ref]
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2. "Product Information. Voluven (hydroxyethyl starch)." Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL.
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