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Brand name: Benefix TM

Active ingredients: nonacog alfa

What it is used for

BeneFIX is indicated for the control and prevention of haemorrhagic episodes in patients with haemophilia B (congenital factor IX deficiency or Christmas disease), including control and prevention of bleeding in surgical settings. BeneFIX is not indicated for the treatment of other factor deficiencies (e.g. factors II, VII and X), nor for the treatment of haemophilia A patients with inhibitors to factor VIII, nor for the reversal of coumarin induced anti-coagulation, nor for the treatment of bleeding due to low levels of liver-dependent coagulation factors.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Diluent, not applicable

Clear, colourless liquid, practically free from particles.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous

Part 2: Injection, powder for

Lyophilised white powder.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient nonacog alfa

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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