"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved asfotase alfa (Strensiq, Alexion Pharmaceuticals) as the first-ever therapy for patients who develop hypophosphatasia, a rare metabolic bone disorder, in childhood.
Xigris (drotrecogin alfa) is administered in the intensive care unit, and in this setting, patients may be unresponsive or may have difficulty comprehending counseling information.
Patients and patients' caregivers should be informed by their healthcare provider of the potential benefits and risks associated with Xigris (drotrecogin alfa) , including the most common side effect, bleeding. Patients with clinical conditions likely to increase the risk of bleeding should be carefully evaluated and anticipated benefits weighed against potential risks associated with Xigris therapy [see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, and ADVERSE REACTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/1/2009
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