Von Willebrand factor and factor VIII complex, human

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General information

Class/mechanism: Von Willebrand Factor (vWF) and coagulation factor VIII complex; allows for improved platelet function & coagulation in patients with von Willebrand Disease (vWD) and/or hemophilia A. VWF mediates binding between platelets and damaged endothelial tissue in addition to functioning as a carrier protein for factor VIII, which is a participant in the coagulation cascade.
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Route: IV
Extravasation: no information

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Patient drug information

Also known as

  • Generic name: antihemophilic factor/von Willebrand Factor complex
  • Brand names: Alphanate, Humate-P, Wilate, Wilfactin