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Factor IX complex - Intravenous - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Factor IX is a protein naturally produced in the body which helps your blood to clot.

A lack of factor IX can cause uncontrolled bleeding, as the blood is unable to clot properly. Factor IX complex is used to help prevent or control bleeding problems to those who have a condition called haemophilia B (a disorder characterised by a low level of factor IX in the body).

Factor IX complex may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.

How do I use this medicine?

Factor IX complex is to be given intravenously (into the vein) via a drip. It is delivered directly into the bloodstream via the blood vessel.

Your doctor or nurse will administer this medicine for you.

The dose of Factor IX complex will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the treatment timeframe depending on the severity of your condition.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Ensure that you keep all appointments with your doctor so that you do not miss any doses. Your doctor also needs to regularly monitor your response to Factor IX complex.

If you miss an appointment or miss an injection, alert your doctor or nurse. A replacement appointment or injection should be given as soon as possible.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • blood clot disorder or at risk of blood clot problems
  • liver disease
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant.

If you are going for or had underwent an operation (including minor surgery), inform your doctor.

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to regularly monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly. Routine tests (e.g. levels of factor IX, blood clotting tests) may be needed while you are being treated with this medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

What side effects could I experience?

Factor IX complex may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, nausea, vomiting, flushing, tiredness, fever, chills, and burning or tingling sensation at the injection site.

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • signs and symptoms of formation of blood clots in the blood vessels e.g. numbness or weakness in one side of your body, difficulty speaking or thinking, loss of balance, changes in your vision
  • swelling, warmth, numbness, change in color or pain in your extremities
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Factor IX complex - Intravenous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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