Voluven

Voluven

hydroxyethyl starch

Manufacturer:

Fresenius Kabi

Distributor:

Zuellig
/
The Glory Medicina
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Per L Hydroxyethyl starch 60 g, NaCl 9 g
Indications/Uses
Hypovolaemia due to acute blood loss when crystalloids alone are not considered sufficient.
Dosage/Direction for Use
For continuous IV infusion. Individualised dosage. Initially 10-20 mL to be infused slowly. Max: 30 mL/kg/day.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Sepsis; burns; renal impairment or renal replacement therapy; intracranial or cerebral haemorrhage; critically ill patients; hyperhydration; pulmonary oedema; dehydration; severe hypernatraemia or severe hyperchloraemia; severely impaired hepatic function; CHF; severe coagulopathy; organ transplant patients.
Special Precautions
Allergic reactions. Patients undergoing surgical procedures & in patients w/ trauma. Haemodynamic monitoring is required for vol & dose control. Avoid vol overload. Patients w/ pulmonary & cardiocirculatory problems; impaired hepatic function; blood coagulation disorders. Monitor serum electrolytes, fluid balance, renal function & blood coagulation parameters. Discontinue at the 1st sign of renal injury or coagulopathy. Patients undergoing open heart surgery in association w/ cardiopulmonary bypass. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn.
Adverse Reactions
Pruritus; increased serum amylase, dilution of blood components eg, coagulation factors & other plasma proteins, decrease of hematocrit.
ATC Classification
B05AA07 - hydroxyethylstarch ; Belongs to the class of blood substitutes and plasma protein fractions. Used as blood substitutes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Voluven infusion 6 %
Packing/Price
500 mL x 1's
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