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Advate
Antihemophilic Factor Recom


Antihemophilic factor is a protein in the blood necessary in forming clots to stop bleeding. Persons with hemophilia A have low levels of this protein leaving them susceptible to bleeding episodes. Advate is used to temporarily prevent or control bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A.

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Kogenate Fs, Kogenate, Helixate, Helixate Fs, Refacto


 
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advate
Kogenate Fs, Kogenate, Helixate, Helixate Fs, Refacto

Uses
Antihemophilic factor is a protein in the blood necessary in forming clots to stop bleeding. Persons with hemophilia A have low levels of this protein leaving them susceptible to bleeding episodes. Advate is used to temporarily prevent or control bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A.


Storage
  • Store the medication according to manufacturer s instructions.
  • Check the expiration date on the label and properly discard any unused medication after that time.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

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How To Use
  • Advate is given by injection into a vein.
  • The rate of injection depends upon patient response but is generally injected over 5 to 10 minutes.
  • The powder and dissolving fluid should be warmed to room temperature before combining if they were refrigerated.
  • After adding the dissolving fluid, swirl the vial gently to completely dissolve the powder.
  • Do not use the mixed solution if you find any floating particles in it or it discolors.
  • The drug should then be started within 1 to 3 hours depending on the product.
  • It may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
  • The dose and frequency of use of Advate will be determined by your condition, weight and situation.
  • Follow your doctor s instructions closely and be sure to ask any questions you may have about this therapy.

Side Effects
  • Advate is generally well tolerated.
  • Mild chills, nausea and irritation at the injection site may occur.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Advate, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: other illnesses, allergies (especially to animal proteins).
  • You should check your heart rate before and during injection.
  • The dose or rate of infusion may need to be changed if your heart rate is too fast.
  • Advate should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if Advate is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • It is important that each dose be used as directed.
  • If you miss a dose, contact your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medications you may use.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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