Data from EMA (European Medicines Agency) - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 24 April 2017


Hemostasis: TISSEEL is a fibrin sealant indicated for use as an adjunct to hemostasis in adult and pediatric patients (>1 month of age) undergoing surgery when control of bleeding by conventional surgical techniques (such as suture, ligature, and cautery) is ineffective or impractical. TISSEEL is effective in heparinized patients.(1.1)

Sealing: TISSEEL is a fibrin sealant indicated as an adjunct to standard surgical techniques (such as suture and ligature) to prevent leakage from colonic anastomoses following the reversal of temporary colostomies (1.2)

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Special warnings and precautions

• TISSEEL contains aprotinin, a protein known to be associated with anaphylactic reactions (4.2, 5.1, 6)
• Air or gas embolism has occurred when fibrin sealant was administered using pressurized gas. This can occur if a spray device is used at higher than recommended pressures and in close proximity to the surface of the tissue (5.2)
• TISSEEL is denatured when exposing to solutions containing alcohol, iodine or heavy metals (5.2)
• Apply only as a thin layer as excess clot thickness can negatively interfere with wound healing (2, 5.2)
• Exercise caution to minimize the risk of intravascular application when using TISSEEL in surgery (4.1, 5.3, 6.2)
• Safety has not been evaluated in neurosurgical procedures (5.4)
• TISSEEL is made from pooled human plasma which can contain infectious agents (5.5)

Adverse reactions
Hypersensitivity or allergic/anaphylactoid reactions have occurred (6)

Usage information

Dosing and administration

For Topical Use Only. Do Not Inject (2)
• Apply TISSEEL as a thin layer by dripping or spraying using cannula or spray set (2.3, 5.2)
• Ensure that the amount of TISSEEL to be applied is sufficient to entirely cover the intended application area (2.3)

Use in special populations
Pregnancy: No human or animal data. Use only if clearly needed (8.1)


Oxidized cellulose-containing preparations can reduce the efficacy of TISSEEL and should not be used as carrier materials (7)

More information

Category Value
Authorisation number BLA103980
Orphan designation No
Product NDC 0338-4210; 0338-4211; 0338-4212; 0338-4301; 0338-4302; 0338-4303; 0338-8402; 0944-4201; 0944-4210; 0944-4211; 0944-4212; 0944-4301; 0944-4302; 0944-4303; 0944-8402
Date First Approved 01-05-1998
Marketing authorisation holder Baxter Healthcare Corporation