What is Xyntha?Xyntha is an injectable medicine used to help control and prevent bleeding in people with hemophilia A (a bleeding disorder in which your blood does not clot normally).
What is the most important information I should know about Xyntha?Severe allergic-type reactions are possible with this medication. Early signs of allergic reactions are hives, itching, tightness of the chest, and wheezing. Stop using this product and contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms occur.
Call your doctor right away if bleeding is not controlled after using Xyntha.
Your doctor may need to give you blood tests from time to time while you are on Xyntha.
Tell your doctor before traveling. Plan to bring enough Xyntha for your treatment during this time.
Who should not take Xyntha?Do not use Xyntha if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Xyntha?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Xyntha. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you based on your condition.
How should I take Xyntha?Depending on the severity of your condition, your doctor can either administer Xyntha into your vein (IV) or teach you how to inject the medicine yourself. Administer the dose exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take extra doses or take more often without asking your doctor. Always follow the specific instructions that your doctor gives you and those that came with your prescription on how to properly infuse Xyntha.
What should I avoid while taking Xyntha?Do not use Xyntha more than three hours after water has been added to it or after the expiration date.
Avoid freezing to prevent damage to the pre-filled syringe.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Xyntha?If Xyntha is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to check with your doctor before combining Xyntha with any other medication.
What are the possible side effects of Xyntha?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: diarrhea, headache, loss of strength or energy, nausea, vomiting
Can I receive Xyntha if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Xyntha during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Xyntha?If you miss a dose of Xyntha, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
How should I store Xyntha?Store in the refrigerator. Xyntha can also last at room temperature for up to 3 months. Once you have reconstituted (mixed) the Xyntha powder with the liquid supplied, you can store it at room temperature for up to 3 hours. If you have not used it in 3 hours, throw it away.