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Dextran 40



Anaphylactic reactions, conditions associated with peripheral local slowing of the blood flow, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, hypovolaemia, pulmonary embolism prophylaxis.

How it works

Dextrans produce expansion of plasma volume. It also reduces blood viscosity and inhibits sludging or aggregation of red blood cells.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Bleeding, Nasal congestion, Nausea, Renal injury, Urticaria, Volume overload, Vomiting, Wheezing


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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)