New Indications for Adynovate
December 27, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Shire’s Adynovate® (antihemophilic factor [recombinant], PEGylated), a long-acting factor VIII product for two additional indications. Initially approved in November 2015 to treat bleeding episodes and to reduce the frequency of bleeds for patients with hemophilia A who are 12 years of age and older, Adynovate is now also approved for use by patients younger than 12 years. Additionally, it received FDA approval for use to control bleeding for patients with hemophilia A of any age during surgery. Adynovate can be injected as needed to manage bleeding episodes. To prevent bleeds, it is given intravenously (IV) on a twice-weekly schedule with dosing based on the patient’s weight.
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