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RiaSTAP Side Effects

Generic Name: fibrinogen

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

For the Consumer

Applies to fibrinogen: intravenous powder for solution

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:

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

Some side effects of fibrinogen 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:

Less Common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fibrinogen: intravenous powder for injection

Cardiovascular

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

Hypersensitivity

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

General

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

References

1. "Product Information. RiaSTAP (fibrinogen)." CSL Behring, King of Prussia, PA.

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.

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