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Proplex-T Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Bebulin VH, Konyne 80, Profilnine SD, Proplex T
Generic Name: factor IX complex (Pronunciation: FAK tor NINE KOM plex)
- What is factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
- What are the possible side effects of factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
- What is the most important information I should know about factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
- How should I use factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Proplex-T)?
- What happens if I overdose (Proplex-T)?
- What should I avoid while using factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
- What other drugs will affect factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
Factor IX (nine) is a naturally occurring protein in the blood that helps blood to clot. A lack of clotting factors can cause uncontrolled bleeding, as the blood is unable to clot properly.
Factor IX complex is a combination of four different clotting factors and other proteins. This medication works by temporarily raising levels of these clotting factors in the blood to aid in clotting.
Factor IX complex is used to treat or prevent bleeding episodes in people with hemophilia B. It is also used to control bleeding related to surgery or dentistry in people with hemophilia B.
Factor IX may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; nausea, vomiting; feeling light-headed, fainting; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- cough, chest pain;
- weak or shallow breathing;
- feeling short of breath;
- headache, feeling like you might pass out;
- fever, chills, drowsiness, and runny nose followed by skin rash and joint pain 2 weeks later;
- nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- easy bruising, increased bleeding episodes; or
- bleeding from a wound or where the medicine was injected.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild nausea or stomach pain; or
- mild tingly or jittery feeling.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Proplex-T (factor ix complex) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
What is the most important information I should know about factor IX complex (Proplex-T)?
Before using factor IX complex, your specific blood clotting disorder must be diagnosed as factor IX or factor VIII (eight) deficiency.
Your doctor may want you to receive a hepatitis vaccination before you start using factor IX complex.
Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the instructions on your prescription label. Always check the strength of the medicine on the label to be sure you are using the correct potency.
Carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet stating that you have hemophilia in case of emergency. Any doctor, dentist, or emergency medical care provider who treats you should know that you have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder.
Factor IX complex is made from human plasma (part of the blood) and may contain viruses and other infectious agents that can cause disease. Although donated human plasma is screened, tested, and treated to reduce the risk of it containing anything that could cause disease, there is still a small possibility it could transmit disease. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
Additional Proplex-T Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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