Hetastarch – Part 3
Dosing of hetastarch is usually 500 mL to 1000 mL of the 6% solution with the total daily dosing not to exceed 1500 mL. In hemorrhagic shock the rate of administration (20 mL/Kg/hr) is generally more rapid than in sepsis or burns.
The use of hetastarch usually causes an increase in amylase to twice the normal value in the setting of a normal serum lipase.
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