HEMLIBRA Consumer Panel
HEMLIBRA® (emicizumab), 30 mg in 1 mL, 60 mg in 0.4 mL, 105 mg in 0.7 mL and 150 mg in 1 mL ready-to-use solution for subcutaneous (SC) injection, is a Prescription Medicine used to prevent bleeding or reduce the frequency of bleeding in people with haemophilia A with or without factor VIII inhibitors.
Do not use HEMLIBRA if: you have had an allergic reaction to HEMLIBRA or any of the ingredients, or to any medicines that are made using Chinese hamster ovary cells.
Tell your doctor if: you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes; you are taking bypassing agents or any other blood product; you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding; you are using any other medicines, including any that you get without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Tell your doctor immediately or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Centre if you notice any of the following: confusion, weakness, swelling of arms and legs, yellowing of skin and eyes, abdominal or back pain, feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting) or urinating less – may be signs of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA); swelling, warmth, pain or redness – may be signs of a blood clot in a vein near the surface of the skin; headache, numbness in your face, eye pain or swelling or vision impairment – may be signs of a blood clot in a vein behind your eye; blackening of the skin – may be a sign of severe damage to the skin tissue. Possible unwanted effects include: injection site reactions, headache, joint pains, high temperature or fever, diarrhoea, muscle aches, TMA.
HEMLIBRA has risks and benefits. Ask your haematologist if HEMLIBRA is right for you. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your healthcare professional. For further information on HEMLIBRA, please talk to your health professional or visit www.medsafe.govt.nz for HEMLIBRA Consumer Medicine Information.
HEMLIBRA is not funded by PHARMAC. You will need to pay the full cost of this medicine. A prescription charge and normal doctor’s fees may apply.
Consumer panel dated 9 May 2019 based on CMI dated 29 August 2018.
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