This medication is used to prevent or control bleeding in people with little or no factor IX (due to hemophilia B, Christmas disease). Factor IX is a protein (clotting factor) in the blood that works with other clotting factors to help the blood clot and stop bleeding. People with little or no factor IX are at risk for bleeding longer after an injury/surgery or bleeding suddenly (often in the joints/muscle) without an obvious cause.This medication should not be used to reverse the effects of "blood thinners" (such as warfarin). Most types of this medication should not be used to treat other types of factor deficiencies (such as factors II, VII, VIII, X) or factor problems (such as inhibitor to factor XIII). If you are using this medication for one of these conditions, consult your doctor or pharmacist to make sure that you are using the right product.
How to use Alphanine SD Vial
This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition (such as the amount and location of bleeding), weight, and response to treatment.
Gently swirl the medication to mix. Do not shake. Some forms of this medication must be completely mixed into the liquid so that the liquid contains no particles. In these cases, do not use the liquid if it contains particles. Other forms of this medication may occasionally contain a few small particles in the vial, even if the medication is mixed correctly. In these cases, the particles will not affect how well the medication works and will be removed by the filter. If you have questions about whether your form of this medication may be used if it contains particles, or if you have other questions about the use of this medication, consult the doctor or pharmacist.
If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
The medication in the vial and the supplies that come with the medication should be used only once. Do not reuse.
Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
Pain at injection site, chills, tingling, flushing, headache, nausea, or vomiting may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling at injection site, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), swelling of the ankles/feet, pain/redness/swelling of arms or legs, new or increased bleeding/bruising.
Get medical help right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, trouble breathing, bluish fingers.
This medication is made from human blood. Even though donors are carefully screened and this medication goes through a special manufacturing process, there is a very small chance that you may get infections from the medication (including viral infections such as hepatitis). Tell your doctor right away if you develop any signs of hepatitis/another infection, including sore throat that doesn't go away, nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, fever, unusual tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before using factor IX, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to factor IX products; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other clotting disorders (such as disseminated intravascular coagulation-DIC), heart disease (such as coronary artery disease), immune system problems, recent surgery/procedure, liver disease.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.
Since this medication is made from human blood, there is a very small chance that you may get infections from it (including viral infections such as hepatitis). It is recommended that you get the appropriate vaccinations (such as for hepatitis A and B) and that people giving this medication handle the medication with special caution to prevent viral infections. Consult your doctor for more details.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: drugs that help with clotting (such as aminocaproic acid, tranexamic acid).
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Do not share this medication with others.
Lab and/or medical tests (such as factor IX activity) should be done while you are using this medication. Keep all medical and lab appointments. Consult your doctor for more details.
It is important to get each dose of this medication as scheduled. If you miss a dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist right away for a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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