Coagulation factor IX – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by

Coagulation factor IX (brand names: AlphaNine, Ixinitiy) is a man-made protein used to treat or prevent bleeding in people with hemophilia B, a rare bleeding disorder caused by a lack of blood clotting factor IX – which helps in proper clotting. The protein, however, cannot be used to treat patients with hemophilia A factor VIII deficiency.

Risk factors for the use of coagulation factor IX include:

  • a previous allergic reaction to blood clotting medicine
  • signs of excessive blood clotting
  • an allergic reaction to hamster proteins

In addition, people with the following conditions should seek the advice of a healthcare professional before taking coagulation factor IX treatments:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • People who have previously experienced a heart attack or a stroke

No information exists on whether the use of coagulation factor IX will negatively impact pregnancy or affect an unborn baby. Pregnant women should inform their healthcare professionals before starting coagulation factor IX. The same applies if a woman is breastfeeding.

Coagulation factor IX is made from human plasma, which may contain infectious agents or other viruses.

Known health risks or side effects of coagulation factor IX

Commonly reported side effects of coagulation factor IX are:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Reddening of the skin (urticaria)

Other symptoms can also appear, albeit rare:

  • Change or loss in taste
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the arms or legs
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Vomiting and sweating

Seek medical attention if the following side effects are observed:

  • Swelling in the feet or ankles
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Continued bleeding
  • Excessive blood clotting – marked by sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body); slurred speech; problems with vision or balance; chest pain; coughing up blood, or pain; and swelling, warmth, and redness in one or both legs.

List of organs that might be affected by coagulation factor IX

People who are treated with coagulation factor IX may have an adverse reaction that may cause hypersensitivity or affect the blood, digestive tract, skin, eyes, and kidney. This can also impact the nervous and respiratory systems.

Food items or nutrients that have similar effects to coagulation factor IX

Little information exists on food items that have similar effects to coagulation factor IX. There is, however, current literature on herbal medicine suggests that the arnica herb is effective in managing symptoms of hemophilia.

Treatments, management options for the side effects of coagulation factor IX

Patients with hemophilia should exercise regularly to build up muscles and protect the joints. In particular, stretches are preferred over contact sports, which can increase the risk of injury.

Where to learn more

Summary

Coagulation factor IX is used to treat or prevent bleeding in people with hemophilia B.

Coagulation factor IX cannot be used to treat patients with hemophilia A factor VIII deficiency.

Coagulation factor IX can cause hypersensitivity and affect the blood, digestive tract, skin, eyes, and kidney.

Coagulation factor IX can also impact the nervous and respiratory systems.

Sources include:

Drugs.com 1

Drugs.com 2

EverydayHealth.com

Herbpathy.com

MayoClinic.org



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