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Fibrinogen

INFORMATION

Uses

Fibrinogen is used in the treatment of bleeding.

How it works

Fibrinogen is a checmical which fastens the process of blood clotting and stops bleeding.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Decreased blood pressure, Shortness of breath, Fever

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor if you have had a heart attack or a history of poor blood supply to heart (coronary heart disease) or if you are suffering from liver disease.
  • Tell your doctor about any recent or planned surgery.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if your experience sudden skin reactions, difficulty in breathing, fall in blood pressure or dizziness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a condition that make you more prone to blood clots than normal (thromboembolic disorders).
  • Strict medical supervision should be ensured while treating newborns with fibrinogen.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to fibrinogen or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Fibrinogen

Q.Does fibrinogen activate platelets?
Yes. Fibrinogen activates platelets to participate in the clotting process and form a stable plug that blocks and stops excessive bleeding

Q.Is fibrinogen an insoluble plasma protein?
No, fibrinogen is a soluble plasma glycoprotein

Q.Is it found in serum?
No. Fibrinogen is found in blood plasma and not serum

Q.Is fibrinogen a formed element in blood?
It is formed in the liver and found in blood when there is rupture and bleeding within blood vessels to bring about clotting or coagulation.


Content on this page was last updated on 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)