Generic Name: Thrombin (Topical) (THROM bin, TOP i kal)
Brand Name: Evithrom, Recothrom, Recothrom Spray Kit, Thrombi-Gel, Thrombi-Pad, ...show all 9 brand names.Thrombin-JMI, Thrombin-JMI Epistaxis Kit, Thrombin-JMI Pump Spray Kit, Thrombin-JMI Syringe Spray Kit
- This medicine has rarely caused very bad bleeding or blood clots. Sometimes, these have been deadly. Talk with the doctor.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Call your doctor right away if you have any signs of bleeding problems, like bruising; black, tarry, or bloody stools; bleeding gums; blood in the urine; coughing up blood; cuts that take a long time to stop bleeding; feel dizzy; feeling very tired or weak; nosebleeds; pain or swelling; throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds; or very bad headache.
- Call your doctor right away if you have signs of a blood clot like chest pain or pressure; coughing up blood; shortness of breath; swelling, warmth, numbness, change of color, or pain in a leg or arm; or trouble speaking or swallowing.
Uses of Thrombin:
- It is used to treat or prevent bleeding.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Thrombin?
- If you have an allergy to thrombin or any other part of thrombin (topical).
- If you have very bad bleeding.
- If you are allergic to beef products, talk with the doctor.
- If you are allergic to hamsters, talk with the doctor.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.
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 thrombin 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 Thrombin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using thrombin while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- This medicine is made from human plasma (part of the blood) and may have viruses that may cause disease. This medicine is screened, tested, and treated to lower the chance that it carries an infection. Talk with the doctor.
How is this medicine (Thrombin) best taken?
Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Your doctor will put on the skin.
- This medicine must not be given as a shot. It can be deadly if given as a shot. Talk with the doctor.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Signs of skin infection like oozing, heat, swelling, redness, or pain.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- A fast heartbeat.
What are some other side effects of Thrombin?
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 you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Thrombin?
- If you need to store thrombin at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- 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 all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take thrombin or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. 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 thrombin. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
Review Date: December 6, 2017
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