Xyntha

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Plasma/Albumin-Free, the active ingredient in XYNTHA, is a recombinant coagulation factor VIII produced by recombinant DNA technology for use in therapy of factor VIII deficiency. The Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Plasma/Albumin-Free in XYNTHA (antihemophilic factor) is a purified glycoprotein with an approximate molecular mass of 170 kDa consisting of 1438 amino acids, which does not contain the B-domain.13 The amino acid sequence of Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Plasma/Albumin-Free in XYNTHA (antihemophilic factor) is comparable to the 90 + 80 kDa form of human factor VIII.

The Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Plasma/Albumin-Free in XYNTHA (antihemophilic factor) is secreted by a genetically engineered Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line. The cell line is grown in a chemically defined cell culture medium that contains recombinant insulin, but does not contain any materials derived from human or animal sources. The Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Plasma/Albumin-Free in XYNTHA (antihemophilic factor) is purified by a process that uses a series of chromatography steps, one of which is based on affinity chromatography using a patented synthetic peptide affinity ligand.14 The process also includes a solvent-detergent viral inactivation step and a virus-retaining nanofiltration step.

The potency expressed in International Units (IU) is determined using the chromogenic assay of the European Pharmacopoeia. The Wyeth manufacturing reference standard for potency has been calibrated against the World Health Organization (WHO) International Standard for factor VIII activity using the one-stage clotting assay. The specific activity of XYNTHA (antihemophilic factor) is 5500 to 9900 IU per milligram of protein.

XYNTHA (antihemophilic factor) is formulated as a sterile, nonpyrogenic, preservative-free, freeze-dried powder preparation for intravenous (IV) injection. Each single-use vial contains nominally 250, 500, 1000 or 2000 IU of XYNTHA (antihemophilic factor) . Upon reconstitution, the product is a clear to slightly opalescent, colorless solution that contains sodium chloride, sucrose, L-histidine, calcium chloride and polysorbate 80.

What are the precautions when taking antihemophilic factor (Xyntha)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any antihemophilic factor (factor VIII) products; or to animal proteins (e.g., mouse, hamster, cow); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as natural rubber/latex found in the packaging of some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Manufacturers of some brands of this medication recommend that you monitor your heartbeat during treatment. If your heart starts to beat faster, it is recommended that you give this medication more slowly or temporarily stop the infusion until your heart rate returns...

Read All Potential Precautions of Xyntha

What are the precautions when taking antihemophilic factor (Xyntha)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any antihemophilic factor (factor VIII) products; or to animal proteins (e.g., mouse, hamster, cow); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as natural rubber/latex found in the packaging of some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Manufacturers of some brands of this medication recommend that you monitor your heartbeat during treatment. If your heart starts to beat faster, it is recommended that you give this medication more slowly or temporarily stop the infusion until your heart rate returns...

Read All Potential Precautions of Xyntha

What are the precautions when taking antihemophilic factor (Xyntha)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any antihemophilic factor (factor VIII) products; or to animal proteins (e.g., mouse, hamster, cow); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as natural rubber/latex found in the packaging of some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Manufacturers of some brands of this medication recommend that you monitor your heartbeat during treatment. If your heart starts to beat faster, it is recommended that you give this medication more slowly or temporarily stop the infusion until your heart rate returns...

Read All Potential Precautions of Xyntha

What are the precautions when taking antihemophilic factor (Xyntha)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any antihemophilic factor (factor VIII) products; or to animal proteins (e.g., mouse, hamster, cow); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as natural rubber/latex found in the packaging of some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Manufacturers of some brands of this medication recommend that you monitor your heartbeat during treatment. If your heart starts to beat faster, it is recommended that you give this medication more slowly or temporarily stop the infusion until your heart rate returns...

Read All Potential Precautions of Xyntha


Xyntha Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Flushing of the face, headache, nausea, and fast heartbeat may sometimes occur and can be lessened by giving this medication more slowly. Burning/redness/irritation at the injection site, fever, and chills may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, chest discomfort/tightness.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any antihemophilic factor (factor VIII) products; or to animal proteins (e.g., mouse, hamster, cow); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as natural rubber/latex found in the packaging of some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Manufacturers of some brands of this medication recommend that you monitor your heartbeat during treatment. If your heart starts to beat faster, it is recommended that you give this medication more slowly or temporarily stop the infusion until your heart rate returns to normal. Consult your doctor for more details.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.



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