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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hespan (Overview)

Hespan is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye dilating drug (eye-affecting drug).


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What is hetastarch?

What is hetastarch?

Hetastarch: Hetastarch (Hespan / hydroxyethyl startch) is a starch that is used to expand plasma. It has been used to ^ plasma volume related to shock. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hespan (Overview)

Hespan is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye dilating drug (eye-affecting drug).


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What is the definition or description of: Hespan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hespan allergy?

Hespan allergy: Hespan (hydroxyethyl) is a plasma volume expander. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/hespan-side-effects.html ...Read more

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What is hetastarch?

Hetastarch: Hetastarch (Hespan / hydroxyethyl startch) is a starch that is used to expand plasma. It has been used to ^ plasma volume related to shock. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hetastarch allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hetastarch allergy?

IV Blood vol expande: Signs Allergic Rxn to Hetastarch (Hespan)= Blood Volume expander Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face-lips -tongue - throat. Chest pain, easy bruising that will not stop. Rare serious AE = severe headache, mental status changes, vision, speech probs trouble swallowing, loss of feeling in your face red purple skin rash that spreads to face and upper body kidney failure NOT A COMPLETE LIST ...Read more

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What happends if you give a patient, with a closed head injury hetastarch?

What happends if you give a patient, with a closed head injury hetastarch?

Agree w Dr. Gitelman: Hetastarch (Hespan / hydroxyethyl startch) is a starch that is used to expand plasma. It has been used to ^ plasma volume related to shock (trauma, surgery, severe bleeding, etc). It may be useful in some situations related to closed head injury. Use of Hetastarch may be contraindicated with kidney disease, congestive heart failure or a bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Low
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Hetastarch (Definition)

Hetastarch is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye ...Read more