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General Information on Dextran

Generic Name : Dextran

Latest prescription information about Dextran. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y44.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Dextran

India : 

International : 

Dextran 70 6% In 09% Sodium Chloride, Dextran 70 6% In 5% Dextrose, Gentran 70, Hyskon

Why is Dextran Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticoagulant, prescribed for hypovolaemic shock, thromboembolic disorders, pulmonary embolism, venous thrombosis and prophylaxis of post-op thromboembolic disorders.  

When should Dextran not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with history of hypersensitivity, severe kidney disease with oliguria or anuria (absence urination), heart disease, during pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Dextran?

Adult: I- As dextran 40 (10% solution): 10 ml/kg/day for up to 5 days. As dextran 70 (6% solution): Initial: 500-1,000 ml as an infusion. Maintenance: 10 ml/kg/day 3 days.

How should Dextran be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Dextran?

Caution should be exercised in patients with any allergy, who are taking other medications, and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Dextran?

GI disturbances, headache, dizziness, allergic reactions, raised liver enzyme values, hair loss and bone marrow suppression.

What are the other precautions for Dextran?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Dextran?

Store it as directed by your physician.

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