Artiss

Generic Name: fibrin sealant topical (FYE brin SEE lant TOP i kal)
Brand Names: Artiss, Artiss Duo Set, Artiss Duploject, Tisseel, Tisseel Duploject Kit, Tisseel Valupak Kit

What is Artiss?

Artiss is used to cause blood clotting during surgery or due to trauma when natural blood clotting processes are deficient.

Artiss is also used to seal tissue flaps during face-lift surgeries.

Artiss may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

Important information

Artiss is made from human plasma (part of the blood) and may contain infectious agents (e.g., viruses) that can cause disease. Although Artiss is screened, tested, and treated to reduce the possibility that it carries an infectious agent, it can still potentially transmit disease. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of using Artiss.

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Contact your doctor if you develop fever, drowsiness, chills, runny nose, rash, joint pain, poor appetite, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark-colored urine, or yellowing of the skin or eyes following treatment with Artiss. These may be symptoms of infections that may occur due to use of this product.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Artiss?

Do not use Artiss without first talking to your doctor if you are allergic to cows or products derived from cows.

Artiss is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use Artiss without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether Artiss will be harmful to a nursing baby. Do not use this medicine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Artiss?

Artiss will be administered by a healthcare professional as a topical application.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Due to the indications for use and the method of application of Artiss, missing a dose is not likely to occur.

What happens if I overdose?

Due to the indications for use and the method of application of Artiss, an overdose of the medication is unlikely to occur. Contact your doctor or a poison control center for advice if an overdose is suspected.

What should I avoid?

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity following the use of Artiss, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Artiss side effects

Artiss is made from human plasma (part of the blood) and may contain infectious agents (e.g., viruses) that can cause disease. Although Artiss is screened, tested, and treated to reduce the possibility that it carries an infectious agent, it can still potentially transmit disease. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of using Artiss.

Contact your doctor if you develop fever, drowsiness, chills, runny nose, rash, joint pain, poor appetite, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark-colored urine, or yellowing of the skin or eyes following treatment with Artiss. These may be symptoms of infections that may occur due to use of this product.

Notify your doctor immediately if you experience a rare but serious allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives) to Artiss.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Artiss

It is not known whether other medications will interact with Artiss. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products during treatment with Artiss.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has additional information about Artiss written for health professionals that you may read.
  • 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.
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