Factor x, human - injection
Factor x, human - injection
This medication is used to prevent or control bleeding in people with little or no factor X, a condition also known as Stuart-Prower deficiency. This condition may occur due to being passed down through families (inherited). It may also be caused by a lack of vitamin K or by certain medical conditions (such as amyloidosis, liver disease). Factor X is a clotting factor in the blood that helps bleeding stop normally. People with little or no factor X are at risk for easy bruising, nose or mouth bleeds, heavy menstrual periods (women), bleeding longer after an injury/surgery, or sudden bleeding (such as in the joints, muscles, head, stomach/gut) without a clear cause.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start using factor X 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 as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition (such as the amount and location of bleeding), weight, lab tests, and response to treatment.
If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from the manufacturer and your health care professional. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Tell your doctor if your condition (bleeding) lasts or gets worse.
Redness or pain at the injection site, tiredness, or back pain may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
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Before using factor X, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
This medication is made from human blood. Even though the blood is carefully tested, and this medication goes through a special manufacturing process, there is an extremely small chance that you may get infections from the medication (for example, viruses such as hepatitis). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Do not share this medication with others.
Lab and/or medical tests (such as factor X activity, factor X inhibitor tests) may be done while you are using this medication. Keep all medical and lab appointments.
If you are using this medication on a regular schedule, it is important to receive each scheduled dose as directed for the most benefit. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store in the original package in the refrigerator or at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
After mixing, use or discard within 1 hour.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-888-633-4298 (US) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised July 2016.
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