Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Aid to haemostasis when bleeding from capillaries and small venules
Adult: As recombinant or human-derived: Apply directly to or flood bleeding site surface or use in conjunction with absorbable gelatin sponge. The amount depends upon the area of tissue to be treated. As bovine-derived: Apply 1,000-2,000 units for profuse bleeding or 100 units for bleeding from skin or mucosal surfaces.
Child: Same as adult dose.
Powder for solution: Reconstitute vial labelled as containing 5,000 or 20,000 units with appropriate volume of NaCl 0.9% solution.
Hypersensitivity to human blood products, snake or hamster protein, material of bovine-origin or known or suspected antibodies to bovine thrombin and/or factor V. Not indicated for treatment of severe or brisk arterial bleeding. Not intended for IV or IA administration.
Special Precautions
Children. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. anaphylaxis), risk of infection transmission.
Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Thromboembolism.
Immune system disorders: Antibody formation.
Potentially Fatal: Severe bleeding or thrombosis (bovine thrombin).
Monitoring Parameters
Monitor for signs of hypersensitivity, bleeding, thrombosis, abnormal coagulation laboratory values.
Lab Interference
May alter coagulation test (e.g. prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time) results.
Description: Thrombin is a protein substance produced from prothrombin. It catalyses the conversion of soluble fibrinogen into insoluble fibrin to producing coagulation and haemostasis.
Synonym: factor IIa, trombin.
Store between 2-25°C. Frozen solution: Store at -18°C. Unopened thawed vials: Store at 2-8°C for up to 30 days. Protect from light. Do not re-freeze thawed solutions. Do not refrigerate once at room temp. Powder for solution: Do not freeze.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
B02BC06 - thrombin ; Belongs to the class of local hemostatics. Used in the treatment of hemorrhage.
B02BD30 - thrombin ; Belongs to the class of blood coagulation factors. Used in the treatment of hemorrhage.
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