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Brand name: Trasylol TM

Active ingredients: aprotinin

What it is used for

Trasylol is used prophylactically to reduce perioperative blood loss and to reduce the need for blood transfusion in adult patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass in the course of coronary artery bypass graft surgery, where the risk of bleeding is high (impaired haemostasis, eg. presence of aspirin) or where transfusion is unavailable or unacceptable.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless frothy solution.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient aprotinin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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