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Generic: coagulation factor IX
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It is used in patients with hemophilia B to help control bleeding
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Some factor IX products are derived from human plasma, and there is a small risk that they 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 newly diagnosed hemophiliac, you should have a hepatitis A and B vaccination.

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.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • fever or chills
  • pain, redness or swelling at the injection site

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • flushing
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • tiredness

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Some products can be stored either at room temperature or in a refrigerator between 2 and 30 degrees C (36 and 86 degrees F). Some products must be stored in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Follow individual manufacturer's storage guidelines. Do not freeze. Throw away after expiration date. Once the solution has been prepared, use it within 3 hours.

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.

               
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