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ADVATE® Prophylaxis Prevented Bleeds

In a multicenter, open-label, prospective, randomized, 2-arm, controlled postmarketing clinical study of the relative efficacy of ADVATE use in 2 prophylactic treatment regimens compared to that of on-demand treatment, 53 previously treated patients (PTPs) with severe to moderately severe hemophilia A (FVIII level <2 IU/dL) were analyzed in the per-protocol group. Subjects were initially treated for 6 months of on-demand therapy and then randomized to 12 months of either a standard prophylaxis regimen (20-40 IU/kg every 48 hours) or a pharmacokinetic-driven prophylaxis regimen (20-80 IU/kg every 72 hours).3

ABRs for the two prophylaxis regimens were comparable.3

Significant Reduction in Median Annual Bleed Rate (ABR) with Prophylactic Treatment Compared with On-Demand Treatment3

98% reduction in bleeds from 44 to 1 when switched from on-demand to prophylaxis
98% reduction in bleeds from 44 to 1 when switched from on-demand to prophylaxis
0 bleeds experienced by 42% of patients during 1 year of prophylaxis.
0 bleeds experienced by 42% of patients during 1 year of prophylaxis.

Prophylaxis with ADVATE reduced bleeds in the clinical study:

  • 0 bleeds experienced by 42% of patients during 1 year of prophylaxis (n=22 in the per-protocol group of 53)3
  • 98% reduction in bleeds from 44 to 1 when switched from on-demand to prophylaxis3,5
  • 97% reduction in joint bleeds from 38.7 to 1 median joint ABR after switching from on-demand to prophylaxis3

Per-Protocol: subjects who had >90% of the predicted number of infusions and no major protocol deviations.4

IQR=Interquartile range; the range of values of the variable in a statistical distribution that lies between the upper and lower quartiles.8

SELECTED IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

What should I tell my HCP before using ADVATE?

Tell your HCP 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.
  • Are breastfeeding. It is not known if ADVATE passes into your milk and if it can harm your baby.
  • Are or become pregnant. It is not known if ADVATE may harm your unborn baby.
  • Have been told that you have inhibitors to factor VIII (because ADVATE may not work for you).
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ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)] Important Information

What is ADVATE?

ADVATE is a medicine used to replace clotting factor (factor VIII or antihemophilic factor) that is missing in

SELECTED IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

Who should not use ADVATE?

Do not use ADVATE if you:

ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)] Important Information

What is ADVATE?

  • 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 (HCP) 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.

DETAILED IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

Who should not use ADVATE?

Do not use ADVATE if you:

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

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

What should I tell my HCP before using ADVATE?

Tell your HCP 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.
  • Are breastfeeding. It is not known if ADVATE passes into your milk and if it can harm your baby.
  • Are or become pregnant. It is not known if ADVATE may harm your unborn baby.
  • Have been told that you have inhibitors to factor VIII (because ADVATE may not work for you).

What important information do I need to know about ADVATE?

  • You can have an allergic reaction to ADVATE. Call your HCP 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.
  • Do not attempt to infuse yourself with ADVATE unless you have been taught by your HCP or hemophilia center.

What else should I know about ADVATE and Hemophilia A?

  • 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. Talk with your HCP to make sure you are carefully monitored with blood tests for the development of inhibitors to factor VIII.

What are possible side effects of ADVATE?

  • Side effects that have been reported with ADVATE include: cough, headache, joint swelling/aching, sore throat, fever, itching, unusual taste, dizziness, hematoma, abdominal pain, hot flashes, swelling of legs, diarrhea, chills, runny nose/congestion, nausea/vomiting, sweating, and rash. Tell your HCP 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.

For additional safety information, click here for Prescribing Information and discuss with your HCP.

myPKFiT for ADVATE Patients Mobile Application Intended Use

  • The myPKFiT for Patients Mobile Application (“myPKFiT Mobile App”) is intended for use by patients with hemophilia A being treated with ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)] who are 16 years of age or older with a body weight of 45 kg or higher, and their caregivers.
  • The myPKFiT Mobile App is designed to make it convenient for you to record your infusion and bleed events, track your estimated Factor VIII levels following a prophylactic infusion, and export the data for review by your healthcare provider (“HCP”).
  • Your HCP can use the myPKFiT software to generate ADVATE dosage amount and frequency recommendations for routine prophylaxis using your age, body weight information, and laboratory tests that measure your Factor VIII clotting activity. Using myPKFiT software, HCPs can evaluate various prophylaxis dose regimens tailored to your individual needs and treatment plan.
  • myPKFiT Mobile App should only be used by hemophilia A patients treated with ADVATE, as per the ADVATE Prescribing Information.
  • myPKFiT Mobile App is not indicated for use by patients with von Willebrand disease. myPKFiT Mobile App should not be used by patients who have developed inhibitors to Factor VIII products.

myPKFiT for Patients Mobile Application is Rx only. For safe and proper use of the myPKFiT Mobile App, please refer to the complete instructions for use in the User Manual.