Helixate FS Side Effects

Generic Name: antihemophilic factor

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of antihemophilic factor. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Helixate FS.

Not all side effects for Helixate FS may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to antihemophilic factor: intravenous powder for solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by antihemophilic factor (the active ingredient contained in Helixate FS). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking antihemophilic factor:

More common
  • Fever
Less common or rare
  • Changes in facial skin color
  • chills
  • fast or irregular breathing
  • nausea
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes
  • sensation of burning, warmth, heat, numbness, tightness, or tingling
  • skin rash, hives, or itching
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
  • Bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  • blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • cough
  • deep or fast breathing with dizziness
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • noisy breathing
  • numbness of the feet, hands, and around the mouth
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • sweating
  • swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some of the side effects that can occur with antihemophilic factor may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common
  • Headache
Less common
  • Burning, stinging, or swelling at the place of injection
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • dry mouth or bad taste in the mouth
  • lack or loss of strength
  • nosebleed
  • redness of the face
  • vomiting
Rare
  • Change in taste
  • loss of taste
Incidence not known
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • feeling of warmth
  • increased sweating
  • irritability
  • muscle or bone pain
  • redness of the eye
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • redness of the skin
  • trouble seeing

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to antihemophilic factor: intravenous kit, intravenous powder for injection

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, dizziness, somnolence, and asthenia.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea and rhinitis.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have included arthralgia.

Local

Local side effects have included injection site pain.

General

General side effects have included pyrexia and chills.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have include pruritus, rash, and urticaria.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hemorrhage, hypotension, and vasodilatation.

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