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RiaSTAP Side Effects

Generic name: fibrinogen

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 1, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about fibrinogen. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name RiaSTAP.

Applies to fibrinogen: intravenous powder for solution.

Serious side effects of RiaSTAP

Along with its needed effects, fibrinogen (the active ingredient contained in RiaSTAP) 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 fibrinogen:

More common

  • Chest pain
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • fever
  • headache
  • nausea
  • numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Incidence not known

  • Anxiety
  • chest discomfort or tightness
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • fainting
  • fast heartbeat
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  • pains in the groin or legs, especially in the calves of the legs
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • severe headaches of sudden onset
  • skin rash, hives, or itching
  • sudden loss of coordination
  • sudden onset of slurred speech
  • sudden vision changes
  • sweating
  • trouble breathing

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fibrinogen: intravenous powder for injection.


Cardiovascular side effects have included thromboembolic episodes, including myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and arterial thrombosis.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity side effects have included allergic-anaphylactic reactions (including rash and dyspnea).[Ref]


General side effects have included chills, fever, nausea, and vomiting.[Ref]


1. Product Information. RiaSTAP (fibrinogen). CSL Behring LLC. 2009.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.