Factor VIIa, recombinant (NovoSeven RT)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Recombinant factor VIIa; complexes with tissue factor and can activate coagulation factors X to Xa and IX to IXa, which results in conversion of prothrombin to thrombin, and fibrinogen to fibrin to form a fibrin clot. There is still uncertainty about the precise mechanism, and activation of factor X on platelet surfaces may also play an important role. Clinical applications include use for patients with inhibitors to factors VIII and IX, as can be the case in hemophilia A and hemophilia B. The NovoSeven RT formulation contains sucrose and L-Methionine which "allows the product to be stored at room temperature (up to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to two years."[1][2][3][4]
Route: IV
Extravasation: no information

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Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 1999-03-25: Initial approval for use in the treatment of bleeding episodes in hemophilia A or B patients with inhibitors to Factor VIII or Factor IX.
  • 2008-05-09: Approval of NovoSeven RT formulation for treatment of bleeding and the prevention of surgical bleeding in patients with hemophilia A or B, who have antibodies that neutralize the action of clotting Factors VIII or IX; the treatment of bleeding and the prevention of surgical bleeding in patients with congenital Factor VII deficiency; and the prevention of surgical bleeding in patients with acquired hemophilia.

Also known as

  • Generic names: recombinant coagulation factor VIIa, eptacog alfa (activated), recombinant factor 7a
  • Brand names: AryoSeven, NiaStase, NovoSeven, NovoSeven RT, Novo-Seven, NovoSeven room temperature stable