Dosing information and vial strengths
How should I take HEMLIBRA?
A change in medication can mean a change in your routine
If you and your healthcare provider determine that HEMLIBRA is right for you, it will be important that you use HEMLIBRA exactly as he or she prescribes.
As you prepare to start your treatment journey, carefully review the detailed Instructions for Use that comes with your HEMLIBRA for information on how to prepare and inject a dose of HEMLIBRA, and how to properly throw away used needles and syringes.
- Use HEMLIBRA exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
- HEMLIBRA is given as an injection under your skin (subcutaneous injection) by you or a caregiver.
- Your healthcare provider should show you or your caregiver how to prepare, measure, and inject your dose of HEMLIBRA before you inject yourself for the first time.
- Do not attempt to inject yourself or another person unless you have been taught how to do so by a healthcare provider.
Your healthcare provider will prescribe your dose based on your weight. If your weight changes, do not change your dose or how often you take it without first talking to your healthcare provider.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
- If you miss a dose of HEMLIBRA on your scheduled day, you should give the dose as soon as you remember. You must give the missed dose before the next scheduled dosing day and then continue with your normal weekly dosing schedule. Do not double your dose to make up for a missed dose.
- HEMLIBRA may interfere with
laboratory tests that measure how well your blood is clotting and
may cause a false reading. Talk to your healthcare provider about
how this may affect your care.
Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions on when and how to treat a bleed when taking HEMLIBRA.
What are the HEMLIBRA vial strengths?
HEMLIBRA comes in four different vial strengths: 30 mg, 60 mg, 105 mg, and 150 mg. The strength and concentration are printed on the carton and vial label.
- Always check the dosage strength printed on the label to ensure you are using the correct vials.
- Your healthcare provider will tell you which vials to use to prepare the dose that will work best for you.
- Depending on your dose, you may need to use more than one vial to give your total prescribed dose.
sure not to use different HEMLIBRA vials of different concentrations
when combining vials to give the prescribed dose.
- For example, as the 30 mg vial has a concentration of 30 mg/mL, it should not be mixed with the 60 mg, 105 mg, or 150 mg vials. Those three vials all have a concentration of 150 mg/mL.