Generic Name and Formulations:
Antihemophilic Factor VIII (recombinant) 250 IU, 500 IU, 1000 IU, 1500 IU, 2000 IU, 3000 IU; per vial; pwd for IV inj after reconstitution; albumin- and preservative-free.
In patients with Hemophilia A: to control and prevent hemorrhagic episodes, for perioperative management, and routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of hemorrhagic episodes.
Dosage Required (IU) = Body Weight (kg) × Desired % Factor VIII Increase × 0.5. Infuse over ≤5 minutes (max infusion rate 10mL/min); monitor pulse; if increased significantly, reduce infusion rate or hold. Hemorrhage: Mild: obtain 20–40% FVIII increase; give every 12–24hrs for 1–3 days until resolved. Moderate: obtain 30–60% FVIII increase; give every 12–24hrs for 3 days or until pain or disability resolved. Major: obtain 60–100% FVIII increase; give every 8–24hrs until resolved. Perioperative: Minor: obtain 60–100% FVIII increase; give single bolus infusion within 1 hour of surgery, then every 12–24hrs as needed to control bleeding; Major: pre- and post-op: obtain 80–120% FVIII increase; give pre-op and maintenance bolus infusion, then repeat every 8–24hrs based on healing. Routine prophylaxis: give 20–40 IU/kg every other day (3–4 times weekly). Or, alternatively, an every 3rd day dosing regimen may be followed. Adjust based on response.
Mouse or hamster protein sensitivity.
Not for von Willebrand's disease. Confirm Factor VIII deficiency prior to treatment. Monitor for development of Factor VIII inhibitors. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
Headache, arthralgia, pyrexia, cough, nasopharyngitis, pharyngolaryngeal pain; antibody formation, hypersensitivity reactions.
Single-dose vial—1 (w. diluent, Baxject II needleless transfer device)
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