Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check you closely while you or your child are receiving this medicine to make sure it is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Call your doctor right away if this medicine does not prevent or stop bleeding as expected.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions including anaphylaxis. These can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you or your child have a cough, difficulty with swallowing, dizziness, a fast heartbeat, trouble breathing, chest tightness, swelling in your face, hands, tongue, or throat, a fever, chills, a runny nose or sneezing, itching or hives, or lightheadedness or faintness after you get the injection.

This medicine may increase your chance of having blood clots. Tell your doctor right away if you or your child have a sudden or severe headache, problems with vision or speech, chest pain, trouble breathing, or numbness or weakness after receiving this medicine.

This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted certain viruses to people who have received them. The risk of getting a virus from medicines made from human blood has been greatly reduced in recent years. This is the result of required testing of human donors for certain viruses, and testing during the making of these medicines. Although the risk is low, talk with your doctor if you have concerns.