Uses

This medication is used to control and prevent bleeding that happens to people (usually males) with an inherited medical condition, hemophilia A (low levels of factor VIII). It is also given before surgery to prevent too much bleeding in people with this condition. Factor VIII is a protein (clotting factor) that is in normal blood, and helps form blood clots and stop bleeding after an injury. People with low factor VIII levels may bleed longer than normal after an injury/surgery and may have bleeding inside the body (especially in the joints and muscles). This medication contains man-made factor VIII (antihemophilic factor) to temporarily replace factor VIII in the body, connected to an antibody (immunoglobulin) that helps the man-made factor VIII work longer. When used to control and prevent bleeding, this medication may help relieve pain and long-term damage caused by hemophilia A.This medication should not be used to treat von Willebrand disease.

How to use Factor VIII Rec,Fc Fusion Prot Solution, Reconstituted (Recon Soln)

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually no faster than 10 milliliters per minute. The injection time may be different, depending on your dose and how you respond to it.

After first receiving this medication in a clinic or hospital, some people may be able to give this medication to themselves at home. If your doctor directs you to use this medication at home, read and learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely. If you have any questions, ask your health care professional.

If the medication and the solution used to mix it are refrigerated, take them out of the refrigerator ahead of time and let them come to room temperature before mixing. After mixing, gently swirl to completely dissolve the powder. Do not shake. Before using this medication, check it visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Use the mixed medication as soon as possible, but no later than 3 hours after mixing. Do not refrigerate the mixed medication.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, blood test results, and response to treatment. Children younger than 6 years may need higher doses. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

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