Dextran

Category: Blood Volume



Dextran Overview

Dextran is a complex branched glucan (polysaccharide derived from the condensation of glucose. IUPAC defines destrans as "Branched poly-α-d-glucosides of microbial origin having glycosidic bonds predominantly C-1 → C-6".[1] Dextran chains are of varying lengths (from 3 to 2000 kilodaltons). The polymer main chain consists of α-1,6 glycosidic linkages between glucose monomers, with branches from α-1,3 linkages. This characteristic branching distinguishes a ...

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Iron Infusion Effects

I had my first Iron Infusion yesterday of Dextran. I am severely anemic. They gave me benadryl, some steroids and then a 1 hour test dose. Passed that and then onto the 3 hour drip. Everything went fine. Last night I started feeling very weak and achy, hurting in my bones and joints kinda like flu symptoms. I ran a low grade fever and couldn't sleep. Today the flu symptoms are worse and my bones hurt soo bad. Doctor said this in normal side effects and can last from 2 to 4 days. Has anyone else had anything similar happen to them. I am soo weak and I can't stand to miss that much work but I have no energy. I am suppose to monitor fever or chest pains and go back in 2 weeks for labs to see if I need another infusion. He's talking about a biopsy to see why my body is not absor...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Dextran
  • Injection: 10%, 32%, 6%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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