Plasma Protein Fraction (PLAZ-ma PROE-teen FRAK-shun)
Replaces plasma in the blood. Used in a medical emergency to treat shock caused by blood loss, burns, dehydration, infection, or crushing injuries. Plasma is a protein that is normally made by your blood.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not receive this medicine if you have severe anemia, congestive heart failure, or if your blood volume is too high.
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you have any blood clotting disorders such as hemophilia.
- This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted certain infectious agents such as viruses to people who have received them. The risk of getting a virus from human blood products has been greatly reduced with required testing of all donated blood. Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about this risk.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Back pain.
- Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Review Date: 2011-02-04