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Obizur

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

Obizur is used for:

Treating bleeding in patients with a type of hemophilia A.

Obizur 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 Obizur if:

  • you are allergic to Obizur, any part of Obizur, or to hamsters

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

Before using Obizur:

Some medical conditions may interact with Obizur. 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 Obizur. However, no specific interactions with Obizur are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Obizur 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 Obizur:

Use Obizur as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Obizur 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 Obizur, call your doctor to find out what to do.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Obizur.

Important safety information:

  • Patients receiving clotting factors sometimes develop antibodies or inhibitors to the medicine. This makes it less effective. If Obizur 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 Obizur before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Lab tests may be performed while you use Obizur. 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 Obizur can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Obizur 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 Obizur, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Obizur:

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 Obizur:

Obizur 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 Obizur, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Obizur 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 Obizur 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 Obizur. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Obizur. 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 Obizur.

Review Date: August 8, 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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