Treating bleeding in patients with congenital fibrinogen deficiency (eg, afibrinogenemia, hypofibrinogenemia).
RiaSTAP is a hematological agent. It works by replacing a certain protein in the blood that helps with blood clotting.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with RiaSTAP . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with RiaSTAP . However, no specific interactions with RiaSTAP are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if RiaSTAP may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use RiaSTAP as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use RiaSTAP .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Headache; nausea; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chills; fever; symptoms of a blood clot (eg, chest pain; confusion; coughing up blood; fainting; numbness of arms or legs; one-sided weakness, slurred speech, mental changes; pain, numbness, or swelling of an arm or leg; sudden, severe headache or vomiting; shortness of breath).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of RiaSTAP :
RiaSTAP is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using RiaSTAP at home, store RiaSTAP as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about RiaSTAP . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.