Hespan is a drug that is derived from nonionic starch. Hespan has an active component known as hydroxyethyl starch, which is made up of primarily amylopectin, a glucose polymer. Hespan belongs to a drug class known as plasma expanders. Hespan is generally used to prevent shock or treat blood disorders like hypovolemia.
Drug Name: Hespan
Generic name: Hetastarch in sodium chloride