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Generic Name: Coagulation Factor IX Injection (Recombinant) (ko-ag-yoo-LAY-shun)
Brand Name: BeneFix
BeneFix is used for:
Preventing and controlling bleeding in patients with factor IX deficiency (hemophilia B or Christmas disease), including control and prevention of bleeding in surgical settings.
BeneFix is a synthetic protein, clotting factor IX. It works by helping the blood form clots, which stops bleeding.
Do NOT use BeneFix if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using BeneFix :
Some medical conditions may interact with BeneFix . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with BeneFix . However, no specific interactions with BeneFix are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if BeneFix may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use BeneFix :
Use BeneFix as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use BeneFix .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of BeneFix :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of BeneFix :
Store the unmixed medicine in the refrigerator between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C). Do not freeze. Prior to the expiration date, it may also be stored at room temperature not to exceed 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) for up to 6 months. You should make note of the date the product was placed at room temperature in the space provided on the outer carton. The product does not contain a preservative. After mixing it may be stored between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C) and must be used within 3 hours. Do not freeze. Keep BeneFix out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about BeneFix . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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