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A recombinant factor IX for treating spontaneous bleeds (prophylaxis) and preventing bleeds during surgery and postoperatively in patients with haemophilia.

Adverse effects
Dizziness, headache, altered taste, lightheadedness, nausea, cellulitis, phlebitis, injection-site reaction, neutralising antibodies resulting in factor IX inhibition.


Recombinant coagulation factor IX Hematology A recombinant factor IX for treating spontaneous bleeds, prophylaxis, and preventing bleeds during surgery and postoperatively in Pts with hemophilia B


A brand name for recombinant human Factor IX formulated as a drug.
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Recently, Wyeth announced that it has assumed all marketing and distribution rights to BeneFix in Europe following the planned June 30, 2007, conclusion of a 10-year distribution rights agreement between Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Genetics Institute.
BeneFix is a coagulation factor that uses a recombinant DNA technology to produce clotting factor IX, which stops or prevents bleeding in people with haemophilia B who do not have enough factor IX of their own.
In May 2007, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency, on new convenience enhancements to BeneFIX.
BeneFIX is indicated for the control and prevention of hemorrhagic episodes in patients with hemophilia B (congenital factor IX deficiency or Christmas disease), including control and prevention of bleeding in surgical settings.
BeneFIX is not indicated for the treatment of other factor deficiencies (e.
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