Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Bebulin VH, Profilnine SD, Proplex T
Generic Name: factor IX complex (Pronunciation: FAK tor NINE KOM plex)
What is factor IX complex (Bebulin VH, Profilnine SD, Proplex T)?
Factor IX (nine) is a naturally occurring protein in the blood that helps blood to clot. A lack of clotting factors can cause uncontrolled bleeding, as the blood is unable to clot properly.
Factor IX complex is a combination of four different clotting factors and other proteins. This medication works by temporarily raising levels of these clotting factors in the blood to aid in clotting.
Factor IX complex is used to treat or prevent bleeding episodes in people with hemophilia B. It is also used to control bleeding related to surgery or dentistry in people with hemophilia B.
Factor IX may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of factor IX complex (Bebulin VH, Profilnine SD, Proplex T)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using factor IX and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about factor IX complex (Bebulin VH, Profilnine SD, Proplex T)?
Before using factor IX complex, your specific blood clotting disorder must be diagnosed as factor IX deficiency.
Check your pulse before and during your injection. If your pulse rate changes, slow or stop the injection until your pulse rate returns to normal.
Stop using factor IX and call your doctor at once if you have chest pain, weak or shallow breathing, headache, warmth or tingling, fast or slow heart rate, easy bruising, increased bleeding episodes, bleeding from a wound or where the medicine was injected, or feeling like you might pass out.
Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID card stating that you have hemophilia. Any medical care provider who treats you should know that you have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder.
If you need any type of surgery or dental work, tell the surgeon or dentist ahead of time that you have hemophilia.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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