Replaces multiple clotting factors. Also used in plasma exchange.
Brand Name(s):There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to plasma, fresh frozen plasma, plasma protein, or plasma-derived products. You should not receive this medicine if you have immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency or protein S deficiency.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, heart failure, pulmonary edema, bleeding problems, or have had a liver transplant.
- Tell your doctor right away if you have chest pain, difficult noisy breathing, trouble breathing, weight gain, or swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs. These could be symptoms of heart failure and pulmonary edema.
- This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted viruses to people who have received them, although the risk is low. Human donors and donated blood are both tested for viruses to keep the transmission risk low. Talk with your doctor about this risk if you are concerned.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Chest pain, trouble breathing, coughing up blood
- Confusion, numbness or tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- Muscle spasms, unusual tiredness or weakness
- Pain in your lower leg (calf)
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Headache, nausea
- Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088Last Updated:
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