Generic Name: factor ix (recombinant) complex (FAK-tuhr nine)
Brand Name: Examples include Bebulin VH and Profilnine SD
Because Bebulin VH is made from human blood, it is possible you may develop infections from it (eg, hepatitis, viral infections). Notify your doctor immediately if you develop any signs of an infection or hepatitis (eg, fever, persistent sore throat, unusual fatigue, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine). You may develop blood clots with the use of Bebulin VH. Notify your doctor if you develop arm or leg pain/swelling, trouble breathing, or chest pain.
Bebulin VH is used for:
Controlling and preventing bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia B.
Bebulin VH is a clotting factor. It works by correcting defects in patients who have deficiencies of certain clotting factors.
Do NOT use Bebulin VH if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Bebulin VH
- you are allergic to hamster protein
- you have severe blood clotting problems (eg, fibrinolysis, disseminated intravascular coagulation)
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Bebulin VH:
Some medical conditions may interact with Bebulin VH. 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
- if you have liver disease, have a bleeding disorder, are at risk for blood clots, or have recently undergone surgery
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Bebulin VH. However, no specific interactions with Bebulin VH are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Bebulin VH 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 Bebulin VH:
Use Bebulin VH as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Bebulin VH is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using Bebulin VH at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider.
- Always wash your hands and carefully follow procedures for preparing and giving yourself Bebulin VH.
- To use Bebulin VH, warm both vials to room temperature.
- Do not shake vial after adding diluent.
- Bebulin VH will be given through a vein after it is mixed with sterile water for injection.
- Use Bebulin VH within 3 hours after the solution is mixed. Do not use leftover medicine or use Bebulin VH beyond the expiration date on the container.
- If Bebulin VH contains particles or is discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it.
- 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 Bebulin VH, contact your doctor immediately.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Bebulin VH.
Important safety information:
- Additional monitoring of your dose or condition may be needed if you are taking drugs that aid blood clotting (eg, tranexamic acid, aminocaproic acid) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, aspirin, ibuprofen).
- LAB TESTS, including blood tests, may be performed to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- Use Bebulin VH with extreme caution in NEWBORNS. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Bebulin VH, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Bebulin VH during pregnancy. It is unknown if Bebulin VH is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Bebulin VH, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Bebulin VH:
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:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Chills; flushing; headache; nausea; stinging at the injection site; tiredness; vomiting.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); arm or leg pain/swelling; chest pain; dark urine; fever; persistent sore throat; unusual fatigue; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
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. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Bebulin VH:
Store Bebulin VH in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C). It may also be stored at room temperature, not to exceed 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), for up to 6 months. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Bebulin VH out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Bebulin VH, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Bebulin VH 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.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Bebulin VH or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Bebulin VH. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Bebulin VH. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Bebulin VH.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.