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See the RIXUBIS full Prescribing Information for the full details. Please read the information below carefully before using this medicine. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider, and it does not include all of the important information about RIXUBIS. If you have any questions after reading this, ask your healthcare provider.
RIXUBIS is a medicine used to replace clotting factor (Factor IX) that is missing in people with hemophilia B. Hemophilia B is also called congenital factor IX deficiency or Christmas disease. Hemophilia B is an inherited bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting normally.
RIXUBIS is used to prevent and control bleeding in people with hemophilia B. Your healthcare provider may give you RIXUBIS when you have surgery. RIXUBIS can reduce the number of bleeding episodes when used regularly (prophylaxis).See Full PI
You should not use RIXUBIS if you:
Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because RIXUBIS may not be right for you.See Full PI
You should tell your healthcare provider if you:
RIXUBIS is given directly into the bloodstream.
RIXUBIS should be administered as ordered by your healthcare provider. You should be trained on how to do infusions by your healthcare provider or hemophilia treatment center. Many people with hemophilia B learn to infuse RIXUBIS by themselves or with the help of a family member.
Your healthcare provider will tell you how much RIXUBIS to use based on your weight, the severity of your hemophilia B, and where you are bleeding.
You may have to have blood tests done after getting RIXUBIS to be sure that your blood level of factor IX is high enough to clot your blood.
Call your healthcare provider right away if your bleeding does not stop after taking RIXUBIS.See Full PI
Allergic reactions may occur with RIXUBIS. Call your doctor 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. Some common side effects of RIXUBIS were unusual taste in the mouth and limb pain.
Tell your healthcare provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away. These are not all the side effects possible with RIXUBIS. You can ask your healthcare provider for information that is written for healthcare professionals.See Full PI
RIXUBIS comes in five different dosage strengths: 250 International Units (IU), 500 IU, 1000 IU, 2000 IU, and 3000 IU. The actual strength will be imprinted on the label and on the box. The five different strengths are color coded, as follows:
Always check the actual dosage strength printed on the label to make sure you are using the strength prescribed by your healthcare provider. Always check the expiration date printed on the box. Do not use the product after the expiration date printed on the box.See Full PI
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 the development of inhibitors to factor IX.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed here. Do not use RIXUBIS for a condition for which it is not prescribed. Do not share RIXUBIS with other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have.See Full PI
Shire’s CoPay Assistance Program: This program offers CoPay, Coinsurance, and Deductible support to eligible hemophilia patients with commercial insurance, regardless of household income. Enrollment is quick and easy. Call 1-888-229-8379 and answer a few simple questions about yourself and your pharmacy. Visit hematologysupport.com for more information, as well as view full Terms and Conditions for Shire’s CoPay Assistance Program.