ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit)


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ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit) Drug and Prescription Information

ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit)

ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit) Medication Classification

ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection)

ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit) Brandname

Advate

ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit) is used for the Treatment

Prevents and controls bleeding episodes in people who have hemophilia A (classic hemophilia), including bleeding during surgery. This medicine is blood clotting Factor VIII.

When To Not Use ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to antihemophilic factor (recombinant), plasma/albumin-free method (also called rAHF-PFM) or to mouse or hamster proteins (found in drugs such as abciximab, darbepoetin alfa, infliximab, Aranesp™, Remicade®, Rituxan®, Reopro®).

How Should You Use ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit)

Injectable, Solution

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine. You must use a plastic syringe. One is provided in the package with your medicine.
  • This medicine is a powder that must be mixed with a special liquid (sterile water) before you use it. The sterile water should come in the same package with the medicine. Let both the powdered medicine and the sterile water warm up to room temperature before you mix them together.
  • After you mix the powdered medicine with the water, you must use the mixture within 3 hours.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Call your doctor, pharmacist, treatment clinic, or home health caregiver for instructions.

Proper ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit) Storage

Store ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • This medicine treats only hemophilia A (classic hemophilia). People who have hemophilia A are missing an important protein in their blood that makes the blood clot. This protein is called Factor VIII. This medicine does not treat any other kind of hemophilia or blood clotting problem.
  • Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.

ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR RECOMBINANT (Injection) (Kit) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache, dizziness.
  • Nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea.
  • Redness or swelling where the needle was placed.
  • Unusual taste in your mouth or a change in how things taste.
  • Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest.

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