antihemophilic factor (factor viii), human - injection, Alphanate
GENERIC NAME: ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR (FACTOR VIII), HUMAN - INJECTION (AN-tee-he-mow-FILL-ick factor)
BRAND NAME(S): Alphanate
USES: This medication is used to control and prevent bleeding episodes in people with low levels of factor VIII (hemophilia A). It is also used in these patients before surgery to prevent bleeding. People with low factor VIII levels 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 human factor VIII, also called antihemophilic factor. This product is used to temporarily replace the missing factor VIII, a protein (clotting factor) that is normally in the blood, so that the blood can clot and the bleeding can stop.
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