Loek changed FVIIIs – is this difficult, or risky?

Your safety and wellbeing are paramount

Your healthcare team will weigh up your options very carefully when considering a change to a different factor VIII product.

 

Be sure to explain clearly what you want to achieve from your treatment, so that your doctor can match your protection levels to your needs and lifestyle.

 

Don’t get stuck like Loek

  • He found himself skipping doses because managing his dosing schedule was too difficult
  • You may end up trying to fit your life awkwardly around the demands of your treatment
  • There was a solution for Loek, and there could be a solution for you too

 

Explore other options in partnership with your doctor,

 

People with hemophilia A want products that

  • Enable them to infuse less often
  • Offer longer levels of protection for activities
  • Provide increased protection from bleeds1

 

The HemACTIVE survey investigated the reasons why people with hemophilia A are most likely to change products (see graph).1

 

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If these reasons for changing products resonate with you, speak to your doctor. Let them know what you want to achieve with your treatment. They can help you to aim higher and find the right factor VIII product for you.

References
  • Skinner MW et al. Persons with hemophilia reinforce their desire to be more active. Poster presented at the 70th National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conference: 11–13 October 2018; Orlando, Florida. Return to content