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Voluven

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Voluven

OVERDOSE

As with all plasma volume substitutes, overdosage can lead to overloading of the circulatory system (e.g. pulmonary edema). In this case, the infusion should be stopped immediately and if necessary, a diuretic should be administered. [see General WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS]

CONTRAINDICATIONS

The use of Voluven® (hydroxyethyl starch in sodium chloride injection) is contraindicated in the following conditions:

REFERENCES

3) Lochbühler H, Galli C, Hagemann H. Hydroxyethyl starch HES 130/0.4 in paediatric surgery: results of an explorative, controlled, multicenter safety study. Crit Care 2003; 7 (Suppl 1):, P107

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/1/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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