Factor viia complex, recombinant (By injection)
Coagulation Factor VIIa (koh-a-gyoo-LAY-shun FAK-tor SEV-en A)
Treats and prevents bleeding problems caused by hemophilia, congenital factor VII deficiency, or Glanzmann thrombasthenia.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
- Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
- You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Some medicines can affect how this medicine works. Tell your doctor if you are using other coagulation factors.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, any injury or untreated wounds, or a history of heart disease.
- This medicine may increase your risk for blood clots. The risk is higher if you have a medical condition such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) or severe artery disease, or if you are taking certain blood clotting medicines. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about this risk.
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Chest pain, trouble breathing, or coughing up blood
- Fast, slow, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
- Fever or chills
- Numbness or weakness on one side of your body, sudden or severe headache, pain in your calf, problems with vision, speech, or walking
- Red or brown urine, or black stools
- Redness, pain, or swelling where the IV is given
- Unusually heavy bleeding, or any bruising or weakness
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
- Last reviewed on 12/12/2016
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