Drug Index

Hydroxyethyl Starch

 
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Synonyms :

HES, Hespan

Mechanism :

Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) is one of the most frequently used plasma substitutes. Recent studies have indicated that HES may reduce capillary leakage.


Indication :

• Treatment of hypovolemia & shock


Contraindications :

Known hypersensitivity to starch or related products.


Dosing :

10 mL/kg/dose IV.

Maximum dose of 20 mL/kg IV.


Adverse Effect :

Anaphylactic reactions including urticaria, wheezing, periorbital edema, mild temperature elevation, chills, headache, flu-like symptoms, pruritus, myalgia, vomiting, peripheral edema, salivary gland enlargement, prolonged bleeding time, increase in serum amylase levels during infusion.


Interaction :

Propofol, under study.


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