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SIDE EFFECTS: Fever, nausea and vomiting may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, redness/pain/swelling in the leg or arm. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: This medication should not be used if you have current bleeding/clotting problems (e.g., disseminated intravascular coagulation, fibrinolysis). Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver disease, heart disease (e.g., angina, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction), tendency to form blood clots (thrombophilia), any allergies. Remind your doctor or dentist you are using this medication if you are scheduled for any surgical or dental procedures. Because this medication is made from human blood, it is possible you may develop infections from it (e.g., hepatitis, viral infections). Careful screening of blood donors and special manufacturing methods are used to reduce this risk. However, notify your doctor immediately if you develop any signs of an infection or hepatitis. Signs include fever, persistent sore throat, unusual fatigue, dark urine or yellowing eyes or skin. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: drugs that aid blood clotting (e.g., tranexamic acid, aminocaproic acid), NSAIDs - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen). Many non-prescription products contain aspirin/NSAIDs which can cause or promote bleeding. Check labels carefully and consult your pharmacist. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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