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Uses of Hydroxyethylstarch
Hydroxyethylstarch is used in the treatment of:
- Shock, Hemorrhagic
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Hydroxyethylstarch Brand Names
Hydroxyethylstarch Drug Class
Hydroxyethylstarch is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Hydroxyethylstarchdrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Hydroxyethylstarch and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Hetastarch falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Hetastarch should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Hetastarch should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take hydroxyethylstarch exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Hydroxyethylstarch dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Hydroxyethylstarch is available in the following doses:
- Hetastarch 60 Mg/ml-lr Intravenous Solution
- Hetastarch 60 Mg/ml-nacl 0.9% Intravenous Solution
Forms of Medication
Hydroxyethylstarch is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution