Information about Thrombin

Thrombin Uses

Thrombin is used in the treatment of bleeding.

How Thrombin works

Thrombin is a chemical that fastens the process of clot formation and stops bleeding.

Common side effects of Thrombin

Arterial thromboembolism (blood clot in artery), Low blood platelets, Hypotension (low blood pressure), Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Increased heart rate, Postoperative wound infection, Bleeding, Hypersensitivity
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Expert advice for Thrombin

  • Exercise caution if you are an elderly patient. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if you are allergic to thrombin or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if you have severe reactions to human blood products.
  • Do not give to patients with severe or brisk bleeding from the arteries.

Frequently asked questions for Thrombin


Q. Is Thrombin a plasma protein or an enzyme?

Thrombin is an enzyme that converts fibrinogen to fibrin to form fibrin clot.


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