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Active ingredients: succinylated gelatin
What it is used for
Gelofusine is indicated as a collodial plasma volume substitute in:Treatment and prevention of hypovolaemia: Absolute hypovolaemia from haemorrhage or other cases of intravascular fluid loss or perioperative intravascular fluid maintenance; and Relative hypovolaemia secondary to induction of epidural or spinal anaesthesia, non-hypovolaemic shock. 2.Haemodilution (perioperative, therapeutic venesection); 3.Extra-corporeal circulation (cardiac surgery, plasma exchange, haemodialysis).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, faintly yellow solution free from particles.
Do I need a prescription?
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient succinylated gelatin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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H is for Hypovolaemia Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest Series
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