Hemacord

Name: Hemacord

US Brand Name

  1. Allocord
  2. Ducord
  3. Hemacord

Geriatric

Although appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects of hematopoietic progenitor cells, cord blood have not been performed in the geriatric population, no geriatric-specific problems have been documented to date. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related liver, kidney, or heart problems, which may require caution in patients receiving this medicine.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Allocord
  • Ducord
  • Hemacord

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Suspension

Uses For Hemacord

Hematopoietic progenitor cells, cord blood is used for blood cell transplantation procedures in patients with disorders that affect blood production. This medicine is derived from human blood that is collected from the umbilical cord and placenta. The hematopoietic progenitor cells go to the bone marrow where they become red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. These cells enter the blood stream and help restore low blood counts in patients with blood disorders.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.

Proper Use of hematopoietic progenitor cells, cord blood

This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain hematopoietic progenitor cells, cord blood. It may not be specific to Hemacord. Please read with care.

A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.

You may also receive medicines (eg, antihistamines, corticosteroids) to help prevent adverse reactions to the injection.

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