Voluven Side Effects
Generic Name: hydroxyethyl starch
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug hydroxyethyl starch. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below 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
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.
It is possible that some side effects of Voluven may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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