This medication is a colloid osmotic agent, used as a dialysis solution for the management of end-stage renal disease. It helps in excretion of wastages from bloodstream.
Contraindicated in patients with pre-existing severe lactic acidosis, and hypersensitivity.
The recommended dwell time is 8- to 16- hours.
It comes as a solution for dialysis, to be administered by a trained healthcare provider, into the intraperitoneal cavity.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breathing problems, electrolyte imbalance, high level blood calcium, high blood pressure, stomach inflammation, malnourished, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Only trained physicians should administer it.
• In patients who are taking insulin treatment, dosage modification of insulin is required.
Pain, weakness, infection, back pain, low blood pressure, diarrhea, vomiting, anemia, swelling in the extremities, increase or decrease in blood minerals, joint pain, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, skin disorder, and itching.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store at 20-25°C. Protect from freezing.