Plasma volume expander in hypovolaemic shock
Adult: Dose depends on preparation used. As 6% preparation: usual dose: 500-1000 ml; max dose: 2500 ml/day. As 10% preparation: usual dose range: 500-1000 ml; up to 1500 ml/day. Given as solution of normal saline or other electrolytes. The rate of infusion depends on the amount of fluid lost and degree of haemoconcentration; may be infuse up to 20 ml/kg/hr in acute haemolytic shock.