Precautions

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Your doctor will check your progress closely while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it.

This medicine may cause a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, lightheadedness or dizziness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth while you are using this medicine.

Tell your doctor right away if you have a chest pain, difficult noisy breathing, swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs, troubled breathing, or weight gain. These could be symptoms of heart failure and pulmonary edema.

Tell your doctor right away if you have tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, skin discoloration, and prominent superficial veins at the injection site. These could be symptoms of a blood clotting problem caused by low levels of Protein S.

Using too much of this medicine may cause citrate toxicity or hypocalcemia (low calcium in the blood). Tell your doctor right away if you have confusion, convulsions, muscle spasms, numbness or tingling sensation around the mouth, fingertips, or feet, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

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.