Antihemophilic Factor / VWF Complex (Human)

Name: Antihemophilic Factor / VWF Complex (Human)

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Antihemophilic Factor/VWF Complex?

  • If you have an allergy to antihemophilic factor/VWF complex (human) or any part of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take antihemophilic factor/VWF complex with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

How is this medicine (Antihemophilic Factor/VWF Complex) best taken?

Use antihemophilic factor/VWF complex as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as a shot into a vein.
  • This medicine may be given at home.
  • Your doctor may teach you how to give the shot.
  • Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
  • Wash your hands before and after use.
  • This medicine needs to be mixed before use. Follow how to mix as you were told by the doctor.
  • Do not shake.
  • Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
  • Do not use if solution changes color.
  • Throw away any part of opened vial not used after use.
  • Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box. Do not reuse needles or other items. When the box is full, follow all local rules for getting rid of it. Talk with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • Use within 3 hours of making.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • If you are not sure what to do if you miss a dose, call your doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of certain infections (parvovirus B19, hepatitis A) like fever or chills, feeling very sleepy, runny nose, rash, joint pain, tiredness, poor appetite, upset stomach or throwing up, belly pain, or yellow skin or eyes.
  • Flushing.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Very bad headache.
  • A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
  • Stinging.
  • Swelling.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Feeling very tired or weak.
  • Restlessness.
  • Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
  • Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Coughing up blood.
  • Swelling, warmth, numbness, change of color, or pain in a leg or arm.
  • Change in color of mouth to blue.
  • Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Antihemophilic Factor/VWF Complex?

  • Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
  • Store in original container.
  • Protect from light.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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