Alprolix; BeneFIX; Rixubis
- It is used to treat hemophilia.
- It is used to treat or prevent bleeding.
- If you have an allergy to Factor IX or any other part of this drug.
- 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.
- Benefix® and Rixubis®:
- If you are allergic to hamsters, talk with the doctor.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Allergic side effects may rarely happen.
- Blood clots have happened with this drug. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a blood clot. Talk with your doctor.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Call the doctor right away if the normal dose does not work as well.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- 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.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Shortness of breath.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Change in thinking clearly and with logic.
- Coughing up blood.
- Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight.
- Swelling, warmth, numbness, change of color, or pain in a leg or arm.
Benefix® and Rixubis®:
- Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in the amount of urine passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
- A fast heartbeat.
- Change in color of mouth to blue.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
Benefix® and Rixubis®:
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Pain where the shot was given.
- Numbness or tingling in the mouth.
- It is given as a shot into a vein.
- Your doctor may teach you how to give the shot.
- Follow how to use carefully.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- If stored in a refrigerator, let this drug come to room temperature before mixing. Do not heat this drug.
- Do not shake.
- Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
- Do not use if solution changes color.
- 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.
- Call the doctor to find out what to do.
- Store in a refrigerator or at room temperature.
- Do not freeze.
- Be sure you know how long you can store this drug if stored in a refrigerator or at room temperature.
- Do not put this drug back in the refrigerator after it has been stored at room temperature.
- Use within 3 hours of making.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- 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.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
Factor IX (Recombinant)©2015 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Generated on November 24, 2015