Thrombin (On the skin)

Introduction

Thrombin (THROM-bin)

Controls minor bleeding or bleeding during surgery.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

Recothrom, Thrombin-JMI

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to thrombin or other human blood products. This medicine should not be given as an injection or used to treat severe bleeding.

How to Use This Medicine

Kit, Liquid, Powder for Solution

  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • This medicine is applied only to your skin or incision during surgery. It may be used with a sponge.

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 breastfeeding, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any bovine (animals such as ox or cow) products.
  • This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted certain viruses to people who have received them. The risk of getting a virus from medicines made of human blood has been greatly reduced in recent years. This is the result of required testing of human donors for certain viruses, and testing during manufacture of these medicines. Although the risk is low, talk with your doctor if you have concerns.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Chest pain, shortness of breath, or coughing up blood.
  • Numbness or weakness in your arm or leg, or on one side of your body.
  • Pain in your lower leg (calf).
  • Sudden or severe headache, problems with vision, speech, or walking.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Itching where the medicine is applied.

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

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