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Wilate is a medicine used to treat bleeding in people with von Willebrand disease (VWD). Wilate is also used to prevent bleeding during and after surgery in people with VWD. Wilate is administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm).
How does this medication work?
Wilate works by temporarily replacing a clotting factor in your body that is needed to help stop bleeding.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Wilate may help to control your bleeding episodes.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's instructions. It is important that you use Wilate exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
Your healthcare provider may perform certain tests to check how well this medication is working.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
More common side effects may include: allergic reactions, hives, dizziness.
Less common side effects may include:
Wilate may transmit disease or cause allergic reactions because it is made from human blood, or may increase the risk of developing blood clots.
Do not use Wilate if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or to human-derived products.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Wilate. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have been told that you have antibodies to FVIII and VWF.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults and children: Your healthcare provider will prescribe the appropriate dose for you based on your weight and the type of bleeding you have.
Use Wilate exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Wilate is administered as an infusion into your vein after reconstitution of the lyophilized powder by mixing it with the supplied 5 or 10 milliliter sterile solvent with the supplied transfer device. Please review the instructions that come with your prescription on how to properly administer Wilate.
Your healthcare provider may instruct you on how to do reconstitutions and infusions using sterile technique on your own or with the help of a family member. Carefully follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding the dose and schedule so that your treatment will work the best that it can.
Reconstitute the powder only directly before injection. Use the solution immediately after reconstitution and throw away any remaining solution.
Contact your healthcare provider right away if bleeding is not controlled after using Wilate.
Talk to your healthcare provider before traveling. Plan to bring enough Wilate for your treatment during this time.
Do not use Wilate more often or stop using it without first talking to your healthcare provider.
No significant interactions have been reported with Wilate at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The effects of Wilate during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Wilate, do not use two doses to make up for the forgotten dose. Proceed with the next infusion as scheduled.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 36 months from the date of manufacture. Within this period, may store for up to 6 months at room temperature. Do not return to the refrigerator if stored at room temperature.
Store in the original container to protect from light. Do not freeze.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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