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Alphanate

Alphanate

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse reactions may include urticaria, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, headache, somnolence, or lethargy.

Occasionally, mild reactions occur following the administration of Antihemophilic Factor (Human)13, such as allergic reactions, chills, nausea, or stinging at the infusion site. If a reaction is experienced, and the patient requires additional Antihemophilic Factor (Human), product from a different lot should be administered.

Massive doses of Antihemophilic Factor (Human) have rarely resulted in acute hemolytic anemia, increased bleeding tendency or hyperfibrinogenemia.14 Alphanate (antihemophilic factor) ® contains blood group specific isoagglutinins and, when large and/or frequent doses are required in patients of blood groups A, B, or AB, the patient should be monitored for signs of intravascular hemolysis and falling hematocrit. Should this condition occur, thus leading to progressive emolytic anemia, the administration of serologically compatible type O red blood cells should be considered or the administration of Antihemophilic Factor (Human) produced from group-specific plasma should be considered.

Read the Alphanate (antihemophilic factor) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

REFERENCES

13. Rizza, C.R., Biggs, R. Blood Products in the Management of Haemophilia and Christmas Disease. In: Poller, L, ed. Recent Advances in Blood Coagulation, Boston: Little Brown, 1969, pp.1 79-1 95.

14. Hathaway, W.E., Mahasandana, C, Clarke, S. Alteration of Platelet Function After Transfusion in Hemophilia. Proc 14th Ann Mtg, Am Soc Hematol 1971, Abstracts, 58, No. 88.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/14/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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