HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable)

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HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable)

HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

HETASTARCH (Injection)

HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname


HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Hetastarch (HET-a-starch), Sodium Chloride Treats a plasma deficiency in the body. Belongs to the class of drugs called plasma volume expanders.

When To Not Use HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to starch, or if you have congestive heart failure, a bleeding disorder, or kidney and urinary problems.

How Should You Use HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given
  • A nurse or other caregiver trained to give IV drugs will give your treatment.
  • Your medicine will be given through a tube put in one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist or hand and sometimes in your chest. This is called intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-us), or IV infusion.
  • If you get your treatments at a clinic the staff at the clinic will keep your medicine there.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine should be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor, clinic, or home health caregiver for instructions.

Proper HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using digoxin (Lanoxin®), corticosteroids, or corticotropin (Acthar®, ACTH®).

HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to corn.
  • Tell your doctor if you have diabetes or liver disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine

HETASTARCH (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain
  • Fast, slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Rash or itching
  • Redness, pain, or swelling where the IV is given
  • Unexplained chills, fever, or flu-like symptoms
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headaches
  • Leg swelling and muscle pain
  • Mild flu-like symptoms
  • Swelling of the jaw or ear
  • Vomiting

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