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Protein c Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to protein c: intravenous powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, protein c may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking protein c:

More common
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • fast or irregular breathing
  • itching
  • lightheadedness
  • skin rash
  • swelling of eyes or eyelids
  • tightness in chest and/or wheezing
  • trouble with breathing
Incidence not known
  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • fever
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of protein c may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Increased sweating
  • restlessness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to protein c: intravenous powder for injection

Immunologic

Immunologic side effects have included hypersensitivity or allergic reactions (itching and rash) and lightheadedness.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included hemothorax.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included fever and restlessness.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension.[Ref]

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included hyperhidrosis.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Ceprotin (protein C)." Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL.

Some side effects of protein c 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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