Which medical adjuncts to factor VIII (FVIII) are used in the treatment of hemophilia A?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Douglass A Drelich, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Other medicinal adjuncts to factor VIII (eg, desmopressin acetate [DDAVP], antifibrinolytics) often are useful in achieving hemostasis and can lessen the need for FVIII infusion. Antifibrinolytic agents, such as aminocaproic acid and tranexamic acid, are especially useful for oral mucosal bleeds but are contraindicated as initial therapies for hemophilia-related hematuria originating from the upper urinary tract because they can cause obstructive uropathy or anuria.


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