Generic Name : Anti-Inhibitor Coagulant Complex- Vapor Heated Pronunciation : koe-AG-ue-lant Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics ICD Code : Y44.2
International- Feiba Vh. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a clotting factor, prescribed for bleeding episodes or to cover surgical interventions in hemophilia A and hemophilia B patients. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients who are known to have a normal coagulation mechanism and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : IV- The recommended dose range is 50 to 100 Units/kg. How it should be taken : It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of crush injury, heart disease, narrowing of blood vessels, liver impairment, blood infection, or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), recent heart attack, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, newborns, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Rarely patient may develop with viral disease (eg, hepatitis, parvovirus B19) or a central nervous system disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; discuss about this with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.
* Monitor blood pressure, fibrinogen counts, and platelet counts regularly while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Heart attack, allergic reactions (hives, rash), headache, flushing, and changes in pulse rate.
* Avoid excess dosage and rapid administration. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze it.
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