Factor XIII Human (FAK-tor THIR-teen HUE-man)
Prevents bleeding in patients with congenital factor XIII deficiency. Also used during and after surgery.
CorifactThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to a coagulation factor or to any products made from human blood.
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
- This medicine is usually given every 28 days (4 weeks), depending on your recent blood test results.
- Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
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 heart disease or a history of stroke.
- This medicine may increase your chance of blood clotting problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have chest pain, trouble breathing, or pain, numbness or weakness in your legs or arms.
- This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted viruses to people who have received them, although the risk is low. Human donors and donated blood are both tested for viruses to keep the transmission risk low. Talk with your doctor about this risk if you are concerned.
- Tell your doctor if you start to have bleeding problems or pain, especially if this medicine has worked well for you before.
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
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, trouble breathing, coughing up blood
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- Numbness or weakness in your arm or leg, or on one side of your body
- Pain in your lower leg (calf)
- Severe bruises that you cannot explain
- Sudden or severe headache, problems with vision, speech, or walking
- Unexplained bleeding
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
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