factor viia, recombinant - injection, Novoseven (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using factor VIIa, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to animal proteins (e.g., mouse, hamster, cow); or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other bleeding/clotting problems (e.g., disseminated intravascular coagulation-DIC), blood vessel problems (e.g., atherosclerosis), recent serious infection in the blood, recent serious injury.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.This product should not be given at the same time as certain other clotting factor products (activated and non-activated prothrombin complex concentrates).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., clotting time tests, factor VII activity) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, contact the doctor immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Storage instructions vary depending on the product. Consult your pharmacist for specific instructions for your product. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.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 for more details about how to safely discard your product.MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010
Back to Medications Index
Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox FREE!