Kcentra is a combination of human blood clotting factors. Clotting factors are substances that enable blood to form clots normally.
Doctors give Prothrombin Complex to reverse action of anticoagulant drugs. Anticoagulant drugs are often given to patients with heart attack, stroke and those who formed blood clots inside blood vessels elsewhere in the body.
Anticoagulants make it harder for the blood to form clots. However, there are situations wherein there is an urgent need for blood to clot, like in cases of serious trauma or major internal bleeding. In such cases, doctors give Prothrombin Complex to enable clotting in patients treated with anticoagulant drugs.
Prothrombin Complex has a quick onset and acts quickly to raise clotting factors in the bloodstream to enable the formation of clots in needed areas.
Prothrombin Complex is manufactured from pooled human plasma that is tested free from viruses, including blood-borne diseases like HIV and hepatitis B.
Prothrombin Complex is an injectable drug and requires a doctor’s prescription.
Prothrombin Complex must be used only with doctor’s supervision.
2 What to know before using
Before using Kcentra, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.
Make sure to tell your doctor if you experienced allergies to Prothrombin Complex Human, Heparin and other products made from human plasma. You cannot use Prothrombin Complex Human if you are allergic to it.
Tell the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before receiving Prothrombin Complex. Prothrombin Complex is an FDA pregnancy category C drug, which means it may cause harm to the unborn baby when given to pregnant patients. Ask your doctor whether it is safe to breastfeed when receiving Prothrombin Complex.
You cannot use Prothrombin Complex Human if you have a history of having too low platelet counts after receiving Heparin, and if you have disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
Prothrombin Complex must be used with extreme caution in children and infants.
Do tell the doctor all your health problems before receiving Prothrombin Complex Human.
The doctor needs to know if you experienced the following conditions:
History of forming blood clots that block blood vessel
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