Factor XIII A-Subunit (Recombinant)
Generic Name: Factor XIII A-Subunit (Recombinant) (FAK ter THIR teen aye SUB yoo nit ree KOM be nant)
Brand Name: Tretten
Medically reviewed on April 4, 2018.
Uses of Factor XIII A-Subunit:
- It is used to prevent bleeding in patients without Factor XIII A-subunit.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Factor XIII A-Subunit?
- If you have an allergy to Factor XIII or any other part of factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are getting Factor VIIa.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Factor XIII A-Subunit?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Blood clots have happened with factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant). Tell your doctor if you have ever had a blood clot. Talk with your doctor.
- Call the doctor right away if the normal dose does not work as well.
- Talk with the doctor before you travel. You will need to bring enough of factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant) for use during travel.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Factor XIII A-Subunit) best taken?
Use factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a vein.
- This medicine may be given at home.
- If you will be giving yourself the shot, your doctor or nurse will teach you how to give the shot.
- Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- This medicine needs to be mixed before use. Follow how to mix as you were told by the doctor.
- If stored in a refrigerator, let factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant) come to room temperature before mixing. Do not heat factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant).
- When making, do not shake vial.
- Use within 3 hours of making.
- Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
- Do not use if solution changes color.
- Throw away any unused part of factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant).
- Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box. Do not reuse needles or other items. When the box is full, follow all local rules for getting rid of it. Talk with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Shortness of breath.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Coughing up blood.
- Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight.
- Swelling, warmth, numbness, change of color, or pain in a leg or arm.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
What are some other side effects of Factor XIII A-Subunit?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Pain in arms or legs.
- Pain where the shot was given.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Factor XIII A-Subunit?
- Before mixing, store in the refrigerator.
- Do not freeze.
- Store in original container.
- Protect from light.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about factor XIII A-subunit (recombinant), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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