The human antihemophilic factor is a natural protein process in the blood that helps in clotting. The lack of antihemophilic factor VIII in our bloodstream causes haemophilia A. Alphanate functions to temporarily increase the antihemophillic factor VIII in the blood to aid in the clotting process.
This medication is commonly used to treat bleeding episodes in both adults and children suffering from haemophilia A. It is administered to patients with haemophilia during surgery or dental operations.
Patients suffering from haemophilia A use Alphanate to help in blood clotting. This naturally produced substance is used to activate human antihemophilic factor VIII to decrease bleeding episodes. Doctors may also prescribe this medication to treat other illnesss that normally occur in our blood.
Patients who will be taking Alphanate should inspect the medication carefully. It should be clear and free from any solid particles or discoloration. In most cases, this medication comes in a bag and the patient should check for leaks before administering.
Follow the prescription exactly as prescribed by your doctor when administering Alphanate. Do not stop the treatment unless advised to do so by your doctor. Stopping it midway might cause the illness to worsen. Alphanate is administered through vein infusion and should be done by an expert to avoid any complications.
Like other medications, Alphanate also has its own set of side effects that appear during and after treatment. Common side effects include dizziness, acute pharyngitis, headache, itching, emesis, upset stomach or stomach aches, and tiredness. Infection on the infusion site is common as well.
Rare, yet adverse symptoms that occur during treatment may include an increase in the patient's pulse rate, rashes or hives on the skin, unusual bruising or bleeding, breathing problems, discomfort or tightness on your chest, chilling, and fever.
A person who is suffering from these side effects should immediately contact their doctor to avoid further complications that might prove to be fatal if left unchecked.
Consulting your doctor should be top priority before being treated with Alphanate. Undergo a physical or medical examination in order to determine whether it's safe for you to take the medication or not. Inform the doctor if you have any allergic reactions to food or medications for them to determine if it's safe for you to take Alphanate.
Also, inform your doctor if you are taking other medications or if you are suffering from illnesses before taking the drug. Pregnant women or women who become pregnant during treatment should call their doctor immediately. It is also advised if you are planning to have a surgical or dental operation.
Alphanate should be stored properly, away from direct contact with heat and sunlight; and should be stored in a refrigerator at the prescribed temperature.
• Molecular formula of alphanate is C11794H18314N3220O3553S83
Generic name: Antihemophilic factor
Brand name(s): Advate, Bioclate, Helixate, Hemofil M, Humate-P, Koate-HP, Kogenate, Monarc-M, Monoclate-P
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