Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution

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Primarily used for

Short term fluid replacement after trauma
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Medicine Overview of Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution

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Uses of Hydroxyethyl Starch(HES)

Hydroxyethyl Starch(HES) is used in short term fluid replacement after trauma.
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Side effects of Hydroxyethyl Starch(HES)

Common

Thrombophlebitis, Hypersensitivity reaction, Volume overload.

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How to use Hydroxyethyl Starch(HES)

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution works

Hydroxyethyl starch(hes) is a large molecular weight substance which remains restricted to the blood vessels and generates oncotic pressure (pressure produced by proteins in the blood).
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Uses of Sodium Chloride

Sodium Chloride is used in short term fluid replacement after trauma, dehydration and irrigation solution for eye/nose.
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Side effects of Sodium Chloride

Common

Volume overload.

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How to use Sodium Chloride

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution works

Sodium chloride works by replacing fluid loss.

In Depth Information on Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution

Expert advice for Sodium Chloride

  • Your electrolyte levels in blood and other parameters (such as blood pressure etc.) will be monitored regularly as you receive intravenous sodium chloride.
  • Tell your doctor if you have disorders of the kidneys, lungs, problems of the heart related to impaired pumping of blood (congestive cardiac disorders), high blood pressure or pregnancy-related blood pressure problems (pre-eclampsia), fluid retention problems  or swelling in hands, ankles or feet.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any unwanted swelling, trouble in breathing, muscle cramps, and/or weakness, fits, nausea, vomiting or stomach pain.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if you are allergic to sodium chloride or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give to patients with excess fluid or sodium in the space outside body cells (extracellular hyper hydration or hypervolemia).
  • Do not give to patients with abnormally low levels of sodium or chloride in blood (hyponatremia, hypochloremia), fluid and sodium retention problems or edema (swelling).
  • Do not give to patients with congestive heart failure (heart failure resulting in fluid build-up in lungs and other body tissues), severe liver and kidney functioning problems.
Warnings
Special precautions for Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Voluven 6gm/0.9gm
Solution during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
It is not known whether Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution alters th
e ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution should be used with caution in pa
tients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution is probably safe to use in patien
ts with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Voluven 6gm/0.9gm Solution may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Sodium Chloride

Q. Is sodium chloride soluble in water?
Sodium chloride is soluble in water
Q. Is Sodium Chloride acidic or basic?
Sodium Chloride is a neutral salt (neither acidic nor basic)
Q. Is Sodium Chloride ionic or covalent?
Sodium Chloride is an example of ionic bonding, where the molecule is formed by ionization of participating atoms and attraction between them
Q. Does Sodium Chloride expire?
Normally, Sodium Chloride does not have an expiry date if stored under appropriate conditions
Q. Is Sodium Chloride polar?
Sodium Chloride is ionic, which is considered highly polar
Q. Is Sodium Chloride an antioxidant?
Sodium Chloride does not possess antioxidant property.
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