Hydroxy Ethyl Starch

Hydroxy Ethyl Starch- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Hydroxy Ethyl Starch is Blood Products and Plasma Substitutes
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Hydroxy Ethyl Starch is used for
1. Therapy for hypovolaemia
2. Shock in surgery
3. Trauma and infection to improve haemodynamics
4. Macrocirculation
5. Microcirculation and oxygen supply
6. Improve organ function in
blood loss
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms INFUSION
Contraindications 1. Renal failure
2. Haemorrhage
3. Coagulation disorders
4. Anuria
5. Oliguria
Precautions 1. Should be used with caution in patients with cardiac disease
2. Liver disease
3. Renal impairment
4. Urine output should be
Adverse Effects 1. Hypersensitivity reactions
2. Severe anaphylactoid
3. Transient increase in bleeding time
4. Headache
5. Tachycardia
6. Itching
7. Fall in blood pressure
Pregnancy Category C

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