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Protein C Concentrate (Human) Solution for injection

It is used to prevent and treat blood clots

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What is this medicine?

PROTEIN C CONCENTRATE is used to prevent and treat blood clots. It is used in patients who have low levels of protein C in their body.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-diet low in salt
-kidney disease
-an unusual allergic reaction to human or mouse protein, heparin, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 2 days for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

Keep appointment for follow-up doses as directed. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you unable to keep your appointment.

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:

-alteplase
-warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

This medicine is made from plasma in human blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine, but no cases have been reported. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.

You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

You may get dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Avoid alcoholic drinks; they can make you more dizzy.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

-dizziness
-feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
-fever
-sweating

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


Last Updated: January 08, 2013
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