How it should be taken
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
IV- The recommended dosage range is 25 to 100 Hyland Factor VIII Correctional Units per kg of body weight.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), normal blood clotting, and hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is a clotting factor, prescribed for bleeding episodes or bleeding during surgery in patients with Factor VIII inhibitors.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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 (e.g., 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.
Store it in refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze it.