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HEXTEND How Supplied/Storage and Handling (6% Hetastarch in Lactated Electrolyte Injection)


HEXTEND (6% Hetastarch in Lactated Electrolyte Injection) is supplied sterile and nonpyrogenic in 500 mL single-dose flexible plastic infusion containers.

Unit of Sale



NDC 0409-1555-54

Case containing 12

500 mL

NDC 0409-1555-64

Single-dose Flexible Container

Exposure of pharmaceutical products to heat should be minimized. Avoid excessive heat. Protect from freezing. It is recommended that the product be stored at room temperature (25°C/77°F); however, brief exposure up to 40°C does not adversely affect the product.


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Tear overwrap down at notch and remove solution container. Check for any leakage by squeezing solution container firmly. If leaks are found, discard solution as sterility may be impaired.

Invert container and carefully inspect the solution in good light for cloudiness, haze, or particulate matter. Any container that is suspect should not be used.

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Revised: 10/2021

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