Eloctate

Drug List

Eloctate

Drug Name

Eloctate (Antihemophilic Factor (recombinant))

Manufactured By

Bioverativ Inc

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used to control and prevent bleeding that happens to people (usually males) with an inherited medical condition, hemophilia A (low levels of factor VIII). It is also given before surgery to prevent too much bleeding in people with this condition. Factor VIII is a protein (clotting factor) that is in normal blood, and helps form blood clots and stop bleeding after an injury. People with low factor VIII levels may bleed longer than normal after an injury/surgery and may have bleeding inside the body (especially in the joints and muscles). This medication contains man-made factor VIII (antihemophilic factor) to temporarily replace factor VIII in the body, connected to an antibody (immunoglobulin) that helps the man-made factor VIII work longer. When used to control and prevent bleeding, this medication may help relieve pain and long-term damage caused by hemophilia A. This medication should not be used to treat von Willebrand disease.

How To Use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication 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, usually no faster than 10 milliliters per minute. The injection time may be different, depending on your dose and how you respond to it. After first receiving this medication in a clinic or hospital, some people may be able to give this medication to themselves at home. If your doctor directs you to use this medication at home, read and learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely. If you have any questions, ask your health care professional. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, blood test results, and response to treatment. Children younger than 6 years may need higher doses. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

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: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, chest discomfort/tightness. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

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.

In Case of Overdose

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.

In Case of Missed Dose

For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. 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.

Storage

Keep in the original package and store in the refrigerator or at room temperature as directed by the manufacturer. Do not freeze and do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from light and moisture. After mixing, use this medication within 3 hours. Discard any part of the mixture you do not use. Keep all medications away from children and pets.