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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.

HEMIN FOR INJECTION

(HEE-min)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Panhematin

USES: This medication is used to treat the symptoms that occur with certain blood disorders (porphyrias). Other treatments are recommended for trial before using hemin, also called hematin.

Hemin is not a cure for porphyria. In some cases, this medication may relieve symptoms such as pain, high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, or mental changes that may occur during an acute attack of porphyria. If you have any questions about the use of this medication, consult your doctor.

HOW TO USE: This medication should only be given in a hospital or clinic setting where you can be monitored closely. It is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

The dosage is based on your weight, medical conditions, and response to therapy.

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