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Protein c concentrate (human)

Generic Name: protein c concentrate (human) (PROE-teen cee KON-suhn-trate HYU-man)
Brand Name: Ceprotin

Protein c concentrate (human) is used for:

Treating severe protein C deficiency.

Protein c concentrate (human) is a human protein. It works by providing protein C, which helps control the blood clotting process in the body.

Do NOT use protein c concentrate (human) if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in protein c concentrate (human)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using protein c concentrate (human):

Some medical conditions may interact with protein c concentrate (human). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have kidney problems or are on a low salt diet
  • if you are taking or are starting to take a vitamin K antagonist (eg, warfarin)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with protein c concentrate (human). Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) because the risk of bleeding may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if protein c concentrate (human) may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use protein c concentrate (human):

Use protein c concentrate (human) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Protein c concentrate (human) is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using protein c concentrate (human) at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use protein c concentrate (human). Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • Do not use protein c concentrate (human) if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • Use within 3 hours of mixing.
  • After you use your dose, throw away any unused part of the opened vial.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of protein c concentrate (human), call your doctor to find out what to do.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use protein c concentrate (human).

Important safety information:

  • Protein c concentrate (human) is made from human plasma (part of the blood). There is a very rare risk of getting a viral disease or a central nervous system disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from products made from human plasma. No cases of these problems have been found in patients who have used protein c concentrate (human).
  • Protein c concentrate (human) contains small amounts of heparin. This may lead to a very bad blood problem called heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). If this happens, you may bleed more easily. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
  • If you are on a low-salt or salt-free diet, talk with your doctor. This product contains sodium.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take protein c concentrate (human) before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Lab tests may be performed while you use protein c concentrate (human). These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using protein c concentrate (human) while you are pregnant. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use protein c concentrate (human), check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of protein c concentrate (human):

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. If you have any side effects that continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; wheezing; fainting; dizziness or light-headedness); severe dizziness; unusual bruising or bleeding.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of protein c concentrate (human):

Protein c concentrate (human) is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using protein c concentrate (human) at home, store protein c concentrate (human) as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Protect from light. Do not freeze. Keep protein c concentrate (human) out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about protein c concentrate (human), please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Protein c concentrate (human) is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take protein c concentrate (human) or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about protein c concentrate (human). It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to protein c concentrate (human). This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using protein c concentrate (human).

Review Date: November 3, 2016

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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