The human antihemophilic factor is a natural protein process in the blood that helps in clotting; therefore, the lack of antihemophilic factor VIII in our bloodstream causes haemophilia A. Helixate functions to increase the antihemophillic factor VIII in the blood to aid in the clotting process.
Helixate is commonly used to treat bleeding episodes in both adults and children suffering from haemophilia A and is administered to patients with haemophilia during surgery or dental operations.
Patients suffering from haemophilia A use Helixate to aid in blood clotting. This naturally produced substance is used to activate human antihemophilic factor VIII to decrease bleeding episodes. Doctors may also use this medication to treat other illnesss that normally occur in our blood.
Patients taking Helixate 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 it should be checked for leaks before being administered.
Follow the prescription exactly as written by your doctor when administering Helixate. Do not stop the treatment unless advised to do so by your doctor. Stopping it midway might cause the illness to worsen. Helixate is administered through vein infusion by an expert to avoid any complications.
Common side effects include dizziness, sore throat, headache, itching, emesis, upset stomach or abdominal pains, and tiredness. Infection on the infusion site is common as well. If you experience any of these conditions, consult your doctor immediately.
Rare, yet adverse symptoms 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 pyrexia. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention to avoid further complications that might prove to be fatal if left unchecked.
Consult your doctor and undergo a complete 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 foods or medicaments so they can determine if it's safe for you to take Helixate. Also inform your doctor if you are taking other medicaments or if you are suffering from other illnesses. Pregnant women or women who become pregnant during treatment should consult with their doctor immediately. It is also advised to talk with your doctor if you are planning to have a surgical or dental operation.
Helixate must be stored properly, away from direct contact with heat and sunlight, in a refrigerator at the prescribed temperature.
• Molecular formula of helixate is C11794H18314N3220O3553S83
Generic name: Antihemophilic factor
Brand name(s): Advate, Alphanate, Bioclate, Hemofil M, Humate-P, Koate-HP, Kogenate, Monarc-M, Monoclate-P
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