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Tetrastarch (By injection)

Sodium Chloride (SOE-dee-um KLOR-ide), Tetrastarch (TET-ra-starch)

Treats and prevents low blood volume. This medicine is a plasma volume expander.

Brand Name(s):

Voluven

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tetrastarch, or if you have pulmonary edema, congestive heart failure, kidney failure and other urinary problems, very high amount of sodium or chloride in your blood, bleeding in your brain, or if you are on dialysis treatment.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

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

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

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

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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