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Antithrombin iii Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to antithrombin iii: parenteral powder for injection

Side effects include:

Dizziness, chest tightness, nausea, foul taste, chills, cramps, shortness of breath, chest pain, film over eye, lightheadedness, bowel fullness, hives, fever, oozing, hematoma formation.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to antithrombin iii: intravenous powder for injection


Cardiovascular side effects have included chest tightness and chest pain.[Ref]


In clinical studies involving antithrombin III, adverse reactions were reported in association with 17 of the 340 infusions. If adverse reactions are experienced, the infusion rate should be decreased, or if indicated, the infusion should be interrupted until symptoms abate.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, foul taste in mouth, cramps, and bowel fullness.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity related side effects have included chills, shortness of breath, light-headedness, hives, and fever.[Ref]


Ocular side effects have included the development of a film over the eye.[Ref]


Local side effects have included oozing and hematoma formation.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Thrombate III (antithrombin III)." Bayer, West Haven, CT.

Some side effects of antithrombin iii may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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