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Drugs reference index «Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free)»

Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free)


Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free)

Generic Name: Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) (Xyntha) (AN-tee-hee-moe-FIL-ik FAK-tor)Brand Name: Xyntha

Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) is used for:

Preventing and controlling bleeding in patients with hemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency), including in surgical settings.

Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) is a clotting factor. It works by increasing the amount of clotting factor VIII in the blood, which helps the blood to clot normally.

Do NOT use Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if this applies to you.

Before using Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) :

Some medical conditions may interact with Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, including polysorbate 80 and hamster proteins

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) . However, no specific interactions with Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) :

Use Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • An extra patient leaflet is available with Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) . Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
  • Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider.
  • Do not use Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • Use Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) within 3 hours after it has been mixed.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) , contact your doctor right away.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) .

Important safety information:

  • Tell your doctor right away if bleeding is not controlled after using Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) .
  • Patients receiving clotting factors sometimes develop antibodies or inhibitors to the medicine. This makes it less effective. If Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) stops working or does not work as well as it has before, contact your doctor right away for instructions.
  • Talk with your doctor before you travel while you are using Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) . Be sure to take along enough of Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) for your treatment while you are traveling.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Lab tests, including factor VIII levels, may be performed while you use Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) while you are pregnant. It is not known if Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; headache; mild fever; nausea; vomiting; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blue lips, gums, or nail beds; fainting; fast heartbeat; wheezing.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) :

Store Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C). It may also be stored at room temperature, below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), for up to 3 months. Store the diluent syringe in the refrigerator or at room temperature, below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). After mixing, you may store Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) at room temperature for up to 3 hours. Store Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) (Plasma/Albumin-Free) . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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