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Factor VIIa (Recombinant)

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Uses
Dosing
Safety
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Notes

    Related terms
    • Brand Names: U.S.: NovoSeven® RT
    • Brand Names: Canada: Niastase®;Niastase® RT

    Uses
    • It is used to treat hemophilia.
    • It is used to stop and treat bleeding.
    • Factor VIIa replaces proteins to stop bleeding.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • It is given as a shot into a vein.

    Safety



    Warnings

    • This drug may cause blood clots. Tell your doctor right away if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, eyesight problems, bad belly pain, or pain or swelling of the legs or arms.

    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to Factor VIIa, mice, hamsters, cattle, or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

    Precautions

    • If you have hardening of the arteries, talk with your doctor.
    • If you have liver disease, talk with your doctor.
    • Have your blood pressure checked often. Talk with your doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Short-term pain after use.
    • Fever and chills.
    • High blood pressure.
    • Allergic side effects may rarely happen.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight.
    • Chest pain or pressure.
    • Joint pain or swelling.
    • Very bad headache.
    • Feeling very tired or weak.
    • Big change in balance.
    • Change in thinking clearly and with logic.
    • Very bad belly pain.
    • Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm.
    • Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation.
    • Any rash.
    • Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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