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Antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence])

Generic Name: antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) (AN-tee HEE-moe-FIL-ik FAK-tor ree-KOM-be-nant POR-sine SEE-kwens)
Brand Name: Obizur

Antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) is used for:

Treating bleeding in patients with a type of hemophilia A.

Antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) is a man-made clotting factor. It is identical to the naturally occurring protein in the body. It works by increasing the amount of clotting factor VIII in the blood, which helps the blood to clot normally.

Do NOT use antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) if:

  • you are allergic to antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]), any part of antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]), or to hamsters

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]):

Some medical conditions may interact with antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]). 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 been told that you have inhibitors to factor VIII

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]). However, no specific interactions with antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) 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 antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]):

Use antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) is given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • If you miss a dose of antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]), call your doctor to find out what to do.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]).

Important safety information:

  • Patients receiving clotting factors sometimes develop antibodies or inhibitors to the medicine. This makes it less effective. If antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) stops working or does not work as well as it has before, contact your doctor immediately for instructions.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Lab tests may be performed while you use antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]). These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]), check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]):

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest or throat; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); dizziness or light-headedness; fainting; shortness of breath; wheezing.

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 antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]):

Antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) is handled and stored by a health care provider. You will not store it at home. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]), please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) 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 antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]) 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 antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]). It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]). This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using antihemophilic factor (recombinant [porcine sequence]).

Review Date: November 3, 2016

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.

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