Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Etherifed starch

Synonym(s): Elohes, HAES-steril, Hespan, Pentaspan

Contributor(s): John Dodam

Introduction

Name

  • Etherified starch.

Class of drug

  • Macromolecular substances.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used in the short-term to expand and maintain blood volume in shock due to septicemia and burns.
  • May be used as an intermediate short-term measure to manage hemorrhage until blood is available.
  • Rarely required when shock is due to water and sodium depletion.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant, B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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