Factor VIIa (Recombinant)
Generic Name: Factor VIIa (Recombinant) (FAK ter SEV en aye ree KOM be nant)
Brand Name: NovoSeven RT
- Blood clots have happened with factor VIIa (recombinant). Sometimes, these blood clots have been deadly. Call your doctor right away if you have chest, arm, back, neck, or jaw pain or pressure; coughing up blood; numbness or weakness on 1 side of your body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or change in eyesight; shortness of breath; or swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm.
Uses of Factor VIIa:
- It is used to treat or prevent bleeding.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Factor VIIa?
- If you are allergic to cows, hamsters, or mice.
- If you are allergic to factor VIIa (recombinant); any part of factor VIIa (recombinant); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you are getting activated prothrombin complex concentrate (aPCC).
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with factor VIIa (recombinant).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take factor VIIa (recombinant) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Factor VIIa?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take factor VIIa (recombinant). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Allergic side effects may rarely happen.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use factor VIIa (recombinant) with care. You could have more side effects.
- Use with care in newborns. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Factor VIIa) best taken?
Use factor VIIa (recombinant) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a vein.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- This medicine will be given on an as needed basis in a healthcare setting.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of high or low blood pressure like very bad headache or dizziness, passing out, or change in eyesight.
- Belly pain.
- Swelling of belly.
What are some other side effects of Factor VIIa?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Factor VIIa?
- If you need to store factor VIIa (recombinant) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about factor VIIa (recombinant), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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- Drug class: miscellaneous coagulation modifiers
Other brands: NovoSeven RT