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Factor VIII is a medicine used to treat hemophilia A.
There are 3 steps to follow when mixing factor VIII medicine (Advate®):
1. Press: Press firmly and the system will be activated.
2. Swirl: Swirl gently for proper mixing.
3. Flip and Withdraw: Withdraw the medicine from the system.
Below are the steps you must take to make sure the factor is safely mixed and ready to give as an injection through an IV.
Gather all supplies on a clean surface, wash your hands, and put on gloves. Gloves are optional for home infusion. Check the expiration date, and allow the medicine to warm to room temperature.
To see a video of the process, visit advate.com/dosing.
If you have questions or concerns about giving factor at home through an IV or mixing factor with the Baxject III device, please call the Hematology Clinic at 901-595-5041. If you are calling after hours or on the weekend, dial 901-595-3300 and ask for the nursing care coordinator or the doctor on call. If you are outside the Memphis area, dial toll-free 1-866-278-5833 and press 0 when the call connects.
Reviewed: July 2022