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Description

Factor VIII is a protein that is essential for normal blood clotting. It is also known as antihemophilic factor (AHF). Factor VIII deficiency is a rare inherited bleeding disorder in which the body does not produce enough of this protein. This can lead to excessive bleeding, even from minor cuts or injuries.

Common side effects of factor VIII therapy include:
  ▸  Allergic reactions
  ▸  Headache
  ▸  Nausea
  ▸  Vomiting
  ▸  Diarrhea
  ▸  Fever
  ▸  Chills
  ▸  Rash
  ▸  Joint pain
  ▸  Muscle pain

Brand names associated with factor VIII therapy include:
  ▸  Advate
  ▸  Alprolix
  ▸  Benefix
  ▸  Kogenate
  ▸  Monoclate-P
  ▸  Novoeight
  ▸  Recombinate
  ▸  Xyntha

Synonyms
  • AHF
  • antihemophiliac factor
  • antihemophiliac globulin
  • coagulation factor VIII
  • factor VIII
Classifications
  • antihemophilic agent
  • antihemorrhagic
  • blood coagulation factor
  • hemostatic

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