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Active Ingredient / Synonyms
Antihemophilic factor (recombinant) | Antihemophilic factor recombinant | Antihemophilic factor, human recombinant | Antihemophilic factor, recombinant | Factor VIII (rDNA) | Factor VIII (Recombinant) | Factor VIII recombin | Factor VIII, recombinant | Human Factor VIII (Recombinant) | Human factor VIII recombinant | Octocog alfa | rAHF | Recombinant antihemophilic factor VIII | Antihemophilic factor, human recombinant |
Human recombinant antihemophilic factor (AHF) or Factor VIII, 2332 residues, glycosylated, produced by CHO cells
For the treatment of hemophilia A, von Willebrand disease and Factor XIII deficiency.
Mechanism of Action
Antihemophilic factor (AHF) is a protein found in normal plasma which is necessary for clot formation. The administration of AHF provides an increase in plasma levels of AHF and can temporarily correct the coagulation defect of patients with hemophilia A (classical hemophilia).
Antihemophilic Factor binds factor IXa along with calcium and phospholipid, This complex converts factor X to factor Xa to facilitate clotting cascade.
* 4.1 mL/h•kg [Previously treated pediatric patients]
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