PATIENT MEDICATION

Factor IX complex

 

Description

Factor IX complex (also called Bebulin VH®) is used to help manage bleeding disorders. It is available as a clear liquid given by vein (IV).

Possible side effects

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, skin rash, 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
  • Fever, chills
  • Nausea or mild stomach pain
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Skin or whites of eyes look yellow
  • Joint pain
  • Sudden severe headache, problems with vision, speech, or walking
  • Pain, itching, swelling, burning, or a lump under your skin where the needle was placed
  • Pain in your lower legs
  • Feeling numb or weak in your arms, legs, or one side of your body

These are the most common side effects, but there may be others. Please report all side effects to your doctor or nurse.

In case of a severe side effect or reaction, call the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist at 595-3300. If you are outside the Memphis area, dial toll-free 1-866-2STJUDE (1-866-278-5833), and press 0 once the call is connected.

Special instructions

  • Store this medicine in the refrigerator. Do not freeze it.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiration date.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all the instructions before giving yourself an injection.
  • Try not to miss a dose. If possible, have other family members trained to give your treatment in case you cannot give it to yourself. If you do miss a dose, ask your doctor or other health caregiver for instructions.
  • This medicine is a powder that must be mixed with sterile water before you use it. The sterile water should come in the same package as the medicine. Let both the powdered medicine and the sterile water warm to room temperature before you mix them together.
  • If you cannot use the medicine right after you mix it, you can store it at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You must use the medicine within 3 hours of mixing.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of leftover medicine, containers, and other supplies. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.

 

This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.

St. Jude complies with health care-related federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

ATTENTION: If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-866-278-5833 (TTY: 1-901-595-1040).

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