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RiaSTAP Side Effects

Generic Name: fibrinogen

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug fibrinogen. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name RiaSTAP.

For the Consumer

Applies to fibrinogen: intravenous powder for solution

As well as its needed effects, fibrinogen (the active ingredient contained in RiaSTAP) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking fibrinogen, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Less common:
  • Fever
Incidence not known:
  • Anxiety
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • fainting
  • fast heartbeat
  • nausea
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  • pains in the chest, 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 shortness of breath for no apparent reason
  • sudden onset of slurred speech
  • sudden vision changes
  • sweating
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Minor Side Effects

Some fibrinogen side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common:
  • Headache

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, King of Prussia, PA.

It is possible that some side effects of RiaSTAP may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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