This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- bleeding disorder
- prevent bleeding
Brand Name(s): Xyntha
Generic Name: Antihemophilic Factor VIII, Human Recombinant Residues 743-1636 Deleted
This medicine is given as an IV injection into a vein.
Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring dose and using syringe. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
The medicine needs to be mixed before being injected.
Dilute the powder with the liquid provided. Gently swirl the vial until the medicine is completely dissolved. Do not shake the vial.
Do not dilute the medicine until ready to use.
Always inspect the medicine before using.
The liquid should be clear and colorless.
Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color.
Keep medicine in refrigerator. Do not freeze. Protect from light.
If needed, this medicine may be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months.
Do not store above 77 degrees F (25 degrees C).
Do not store in the bathroom.
If your medicine is stored in the refrigerator, take it out of the refrigerator before use to warm to room temperature.
Inject the medicine immediately after mixing.
Injecting cold drug may be uncomfortable.
Speak with your nurse or pharmacist about how long the medicine can be stored safely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before it needs to be discarded.
Discard any unused, mixed medicine after 3 hours.
Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.
You or a family member can be trained to give this medicine at home.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Always carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet indicating your medical condition.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- feeling of heat or flushing
- fever or chills
- pain, redness, swelling near injection
- rapid heartbeat
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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