Hemophilia Medication

All hemophilia medication used to be derived from human plasma, which was dangerous for people with hemophilia. In the 1980s many people, as many as 80% of people with hemophilia, contracted the HIV virus. However, with the approval of recombinant DNA technology to produce factor using other animal cells, infusing with factor has become much safer.

There are still a few types of hemophilia that require human plasma derived factor. The viral inactivation process is pretty thorough, and these medications are generally considered safe.

There are several large pharmaceutical companies that manufacture blood coagulation factor. These are a few of the brand name factors out there:

Factor for VIII deficiency

Product name Source
Helixate ®FS
Kogenate®FS
Advate®
Recombinate®
ReFacto®
Koate®-DVI
Monoclate-P®
Hemofil M®
recombinant
recombinant
recombinant
recombinant
recombinant
plasma
plasma
plasma

Factor for IX deficiency

Product name Source
Mononine®
AlphaNine® SD
BeneFIX®
Profilnine® SD
Bebulin® VH
plasma
plasma
recombinant
plasma
plasma

Factor for von Willebrand's disease

Product name Source
Alphanate®
Humate®-P
plasma
plasma

IMPORTANT NOTICE - The information provided herein is a summary of available information only. This summary is to be used as a general educational tool and is not intended for use as a guideline for clinical evaluations.

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