antihemophilic factor, porcine-injection, Hyate C
GENERIC NAME: ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR, PORCINE - INJECTION (AN-tee-he-mow-FILL-ick factor, POOR-sine)
BRAND NAME(S): Hyate C
USES: Antihemophilic factor is a protein in the blood necessary in forming clots to stop bleeding. Persons with hemophilia A have low levels of this protein leaving them susceptible to bleeding episodes. This medication is used to temporarily prevent or control bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein. The rate of injection depends upon patient response but is generally injected over 5 to 10 minutes. The powder and dissolving fluid should be warmed to room temperature before combining if they were refrigerated. After adding the dissolving fluid, swirl the vial gently to completely dissolve the powder. Do not use the mixed solution if you find any floating particles in it or it discolors. The drug should then be started within 1 to 3 hours depending on the product. It may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. The dose and frequency of use of this medication will be determined by your condition, weight and situation. Follow your doctor's instructions closely and be sure to ask any questions you may have about this therapy.
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