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Coagadex

Generic Name: coagulation factor X (koe AG ue LAY tion FAK tor X )
Brand Name: Coagadex

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Jan 24, 2017 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is Coagadex?

Coagadex (10) is a man-made protein similar to a natural protein in the body that helps the blood to clot.

Coagadex is used to treat or prevent bleeding in people with hereditary factor X deficiency. This medication is for use in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.

Coagadex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Coagadex if you have had an allergic reaction to clotting factor medicine.

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether coagulation factor X passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Coagadex is made from human plasma (part of the blood) which may contain viruses and other infectious agents. Donated plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of it containing infectious agents, but there is still a small possibility it could transmit disease. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.

How should I use Coagadex?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Coagadex is injected into a vein through an IV. You may be shown how to use an IV at home. Do not give yourself this medicine if you do not understand how to use the injection and properly dispose of needles, IV tubing, and other items used.

Coagadex is a powder medicine that must be mixed with a liquid (diluent) before using it. If you are using the injections at home, be sure you understand how to properly mix and store the medicine.

Gently swirl but do not shake the medicine. The mixture should appear clear or slightly pearl-like. Do not use the mixed medicine if it looks cloudy or has particles in it. Prepare a new kit or call your pharmacist for a new supply of coagulation factor X.

Prepare your dose only when you are ready to give an injection. Use the injection within 1 hour after mixing your dose.

Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Use a disposable needle and syringe only once. Follow any state or local laws about throwing away used needles and syringes. Use a puncture-proof "sharps" disposal container (ask your pharmacist where to get one and how to throw it away). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.

While using Coagadex, you may need frequent blood tests.

You may store this medicine at room temperature or in a refrigerator. Protect from light and do not freeze. Keep the injection kit in its original package until you are ready to prepare an injection.

Throw away any unused Coagadex after the expiration date on the medicine label has passed.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of Coagadex.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while using Coagadex?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Coagadex side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, itching, tingling; wheezing, tightness in your chest, difficult breathing; fast heartbeats; feeling like you might pass out; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • burning, stinging, redness, or swelling where the medicine was injected;

  • fever or chills, cough, body aches, lack of energy;

  • new or worsened bleeding; or

  • continued bleeding after treatment.

Common side effects may include:

  • feeling tired;

  • back pain; or

  • pain or redness where the medicine was injected.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Coagadex?

Other drugs may interact with coagulation factor X, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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