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  • Free-Trial Program

    FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ Free-Trial Program You may be eligible for 6 free trial doses of ADVATE.

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  • Set Goals. Track Your Progress.

    Download Resources that Can Help You Stay on Track Downloadable PDF resources like the Goals Worksheet, Bleed Assessment Sheet, and ABR Worksheet can help you track your bleeds and see your results.

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  • Shire’s Support Programs

    Get access to helpful programs for people living with hemophilia. Learn More

    Shire’s CoPay Program for ADVATE WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. The Shire CoPay Assistance Program offers financial assistance, insurance support, and a wealth of resources.

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  • Preventing Bleeds with Prophylaxis

    See information about prophylaxis in adults and children.

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  • Quality of Life with Prophylaxis

    See the clinical study results observed after 12 months of prophylactic treatment with ADVATE.

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  • ADVATE Dosing Options

    ADVATE offers a broad selection of single vial dosing options.

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  • Thirteen Years of ADVATE

    Shire is proud of its commitment to the hemophilia A community.

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Indications and Detailed Important Risk Information for ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)].
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ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)] Important Information


ADVATE is a medicine used to replace clotting factor (factor VIII or antihemophilic factor) that is missing in people with hemophilia A (also called "classic" hemophilia).
ADVATE is used to prevent and control bleeding in adults and children (0-16 years) with hemophilia A.
Your healthcare provider may give you ADVATE when you have surgery.
ADVATE can reduce the number of bleeding episodes in adults and children (0-16 years) when used regularly (prophylaxis).

ADVATE is not used to treat von Willebrand disease.


You should not use ADVATE if you:

  • Are allergic to mice or hamsters.
  • Are allergic to any ingredients in ADVATE.

Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because ADVATE may not be right for you.

You should tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • Have or have had any medical problems.
  • Take any medicines, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, such as over-the-counter medicines, supplements or herbal remedies.
  • Have any allergies, including allergies to mice or hamsters.
  • Have been told that you have inhibitors to factor VIII (because ADVATE may not work for you).

Your body may form inhibitors to factor VIII. An inhibitor is part of the body's normal defense system. If you form inhibitors, it may stop ADVATE 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 VIII.

You can have an allergic reaction to ADVATE.
Call your healthcare provider right away and stop treatment if you get a rash or hives, itching, tightness of the throat, chest pain or tightness, difficulty breathing, lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea or fainting.

Side effects that have been reported with ADVATE include: cough, headache, joint swelling/aching, sore throat, fever, itching, dizziness, hematoma, abdominal pain, hot flashes, swelling of legs, diarrhea, chills, runny nose/congestion, nausea/vomiting, sweating, and rash.
Tell your healthcare provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away or if your bleeding does not stop after taking ADVATE.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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