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Brand name: Gelofusine TM

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.

Visual appearance

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 Not Scheduled.

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.

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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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