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Hestar 200 Infusion


Overview

Introduction

Hestar 200 Infusion is used for short term fluid replacement. Thus, it treats hypovolemia that can result due to any injury, surgery or severely ill patients.

Hestar 200 Infusion is a large weight molecular substance which remains restricted to the blood vessels and works by producing pressure in the blood which is known as oncotic pressure.  This injection must be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

You should not take it if you have any known allergy from this injection. Before taking it, inform the doctor you are suffering from any severe heart disease. Your doctor may check your blood pressure and ask you to get regular blood tests done while you are using this injection.

The most common side effects include injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness). Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from kidney or liver diseases as a dose adjustment may be required.

Uses of Hestar Infusion

  • Short term fluid replacement after trauma

Side effects of Hestar Infusion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Hestar

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Hestar Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Hestar Infusion works

Hestar 200 Infusion is a large molecular weight substance which remains restricted to the blood vessels and generates oncotic pressure (pressure produced by proteins in the blood).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Hestar 200 Infusion. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hestar 200 Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Hestar 200 Infusion during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Hestar 200 Infusion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Hestar 200 Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hestar 200 Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Hestar 200 Infusion should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hestar 200 Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Hestar Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Hestar 200 Infusion, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Hestar 200 Infusion
₹0.79/ml of Infusion
Tetra Hes 6% Infusion
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₹0.99/ml of Infusion
25% costlier
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Neon Laboratories Ltd
₹1.2/ml of Infusion
52% costlier
Tetraspan 6% Infusion
B Braun Medical Pvt Ltd
₹1.3/ml of Infusion
65% costlier

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Claris Corporate Headquarters, Nr. Parimal Crossing, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad - 380 006, India.
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