RIXUBIS is an injectable medicine used to replace clotting factor IX that is missing in people with hemophilia B (also called congenital factor IX deficiency or Christmas disease).
RIXUBIS is used to prevent and control bleeding in adults with hemophilia B. Your healthcare provider may give you RIXUBIS when you have surgery. RIXUBIS can reduce the number of bleeding episodes in adults when used regularly (prophylaxis).
You should not use RIXUBIS if you are allergic to hamsters or any ingredients in RIXUBIS.
You should tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any medical problems, take any medicines, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, such as over-the-counter medicines, supplements or herbal remedies, have any allergies, including allergies to hamsters, are nursing, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or have been told that you have inhibitors to factor IX.
You can have an allergic reaction to RIXUBIS. Call your healthcare provider or get emergency treatment right away if you get a rash or hives, itching, tightness of the throat, chest pain or tightness, difficulty breathing, lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea, or fainting.
Your body may form inhibitors to factor IX. An inhibitor is part of the body’s defense system. If you form inhibitors, it may stop RIXUBIS from working properly. Consult with your healthcare provider to make sure you are carefully monitored with blood tests for development of inhibitors to factor IX.
If you have risk factors for developing blood clots, the use of factor IX products may increase the risk of abnormal blood clots.
Some common side effects that have been reported with RIXUBIS include: unusual taste in the mouth, limb pain, and atypical blood test results.
Call your healthcare provider right away about any side effects that bother you or if your bleeding does not stop after taking RIXUBIS.
Please see RIXUBIS full Prescribing Information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.