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ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR (an tee hee moe FIL ik fak tir) is used to prevent or control bleeding in patients with hemophilia A. This medicine is also used in these patients during surgery. Some products are used to treat von Willebrand's disease. Compare coagulation factors.
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Alphanate Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Some products are derived from human plasma, and there is a small risk that these products may contain certain types of virus or bacteria. All products are processed to kill most viruses and bacteria. If you have questions concerning the risk of viral infections, discuss them with your doctor or health care professional.

If you are a hemophilia patient, carry an identification card with you at all times. The card should have your name, the name and dose of your medication(s), the name and phone number of your doctor or health care professional, and a contact person in case of emergency.

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Difficulty with breathing or swallowing

dizziness

fast heartbeat

fever

hives or welts

itching

nausea

reddening of the skin, especially around the ears

shortness of breath

skin rash

swelling of the face, throat, or tongue

unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

Cough

tightness in the chest

vomiting

wheezing

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

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

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