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Damoctocog Alfa Pegol Injection (ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR (FACTOR VIII), RECOMBINANT - INJECTION)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • bleeding disorder
  • prevent bleeding

Brand Name(s): Jivi

Generic Name: Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant, Pegylated-aucl)

Instructions

Instructions

This medicine is given as an IV injection into a vein.

Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring dose and using syringe. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

The medicine needs to be mixed before being injected.

Dilute the powder with the liquid provided. Gently swirl the vial until the medicine is completely dissolved. Do not shake the vial.

The liquid should be clear.

Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.

Store at room temperature or in refrigerator. Do not freeze. Protect from light.

Keep the medicine in its original container.

If the medicine becomes frozen, you will need to throw it away.

If needed, this medicine may be stored at room temperature for up to 6 months.

If your medicine is stored in the refrigerator, take it out of the refrigerator before use to warm to room temperature.

Speak with your nurse or pharmacist about how long the medicine can be stored safely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before it needs to be discarded.

Never use any medicine that has expired.

Discard any remaining medicine after your dose is given.

Discard any unused, mixed medicine after 3 hours.

If using this medicine at home, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to show you or a family member how to use this medicine correctly.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Cautions

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

Always carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet indicating your medical condition.

Ask your pharmacist how to properly throw away used needles or syringes.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • feeling of heat or flushing
  • fever or chills
  • headaches
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • nausea
  • rapid heartbeat

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • chest pain

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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