Antihemophilic factor
Antihemophilic factor

Antihemophilic factor review

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 hemophilia A. The medication 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 that are common in both adults and children suffering from hemophilia A. It is administered to patients during surgery or dental operations with hemophilia.

Patients suffering from hemophilia A use Antihemophilic factor 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 the same medication to treat other diseases that normally occur in our blood.

Patients who will be taking in antihemophilic factor 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 from your doctor in administering antihemophilic factor. The therapy should be followed according to the duration of the treatment advised by your physician. Even if the treatment is working, stopping it midway might cause the disease to worsen. Antihemophilic factor is administered through vein infusion and should be done by an expert to avoid complications.

Like other medications, antihemophilic factor also has its own set of side effects that appear during and after treatment. Common side effects include dizziness, sore throat, headache, itching, vomiting, upset stomach or abdominal pains, and tiredness. Infection on the infusion site should be common as well.

Rare, yet adverse symptoms that occur during treatment may include an increase in the patience pulse rate, rashes or hives to appear 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 health care provider or doctor to avoid further complications that might prove to be fatal if left unchecked.

Consulting your health care provider, doctor, or physician should be your paramount concern before being treated with antihemophilic factor. Undergo physical or medical examination in order to determine whether it's safe for you to take in 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 antihemophilic factor.

Also, inform your doctor if you are taking in other medications or if you are suffering from illnesses before taking the drug. Pregnant women or women who became pregnant during treatment should call on their doctor immediately. It is also advised if you are planning to have a surgical or dental operation.

Antihemophilic factor should be stored properly - away from direct contact with heat and sunlight; and should be stored in a refrigerator with the prescribed temperature.

• Molecular formula of antihemophilic factor is C11794H18314N3220O3553S83

Generic name: Antihemophilic factor

Brand name(s): Advate, Alphanate, Bioclate, Helixate, Hemofil M, Humate-P, Koate-HP, Kogenate, Monarc-M, Monoclate-P

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