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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
FACTOR VIIA, RECOMBINANT - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Novoseven
WARNING: This medication has caused very serious blood clots (such as heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolus-PE, deep vein thrombosis-DVT). You may be at increased risk for blood clots if you have a history of blood clots, heart/blood vessel disease, liver disease, or if you are immobile (such as being bedridden after surgery). Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medication. Get medical help right away if you develop symptoms of a blood clot, such as pain/swelling/redness/weakness of the arms or legs, calf pain/swelling that is warm to the touch, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, chest/jaw/left arm pain, sudden vision changes, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, or confusion.
USES: This medication is used to treat and prevent bleeding in people with certain conditions (such as hemophilia type A or B, low levels of factor VII, Glanzmann's thrombasthenia). People with these conditions are at risk for bleeding longer after an injury/surgery and for bleeding inside the body (especially into the joints and muscles). This product contains a man-made form of factor VIIa, which is a protein (clotting factor) in the blood that works with other clotting factors to help the blood clot and therefore stop bleeding.
HOW TO USE: 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 usually over several minutes. The dose is usually repeated every 2 to 6 hours or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment.
Do not inject the mixing solution directly into the medication powder because this may cause the medication to become ineffective. Aim the syringe so that the water flows gently down the side of the vial. Do not shake the vial. Gently swirl the mixture until all the powder has dissolved. Do not mix this medication with any other drugs.
If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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