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It (an tee hee moe FIL ik fak tir) is used to prevent or control bleeding in patients with hemophilia A
               



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What is this medicine?

ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR (AHF or FACTOR VIII) (an tee hee moe FIL ik fak tir) is used to prevent or control bleeding in patients with hemophilia A. This medicine is also used in these patients during surgery. Some products are used to treat von Willebrand's disease.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to human or animal (cow, hamster, mouse, or pig) proteins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is usually given by a health- care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. If you are given this medicine for home use, you will be instructed in the proper injection technique. Follow the directions exactly.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this drug may be prescribed for children of all ages for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

Try not to miss doses. Ask your doctor or health care professional for instructions if you miss a dose.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Some products are derived from human plasma, and there is a small risk that these products may contain certain types of virus or bacteria. All products are processed to kill most viruses and bacteria. If you have questions concerning the risk of viral infections, discuss them with your doctor or health care professional.

If you are a hemophilia patient, carry an identification card with you at all times. The card should have your name, the name and dose of your medication(s), the name and phone number of your doctor or health care professional, and a contact person in case of emergency.

               
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