von Willebrand Factor injection

Medically reviewed by Health Library. Date Last Reviewed: 19/05/2023

von Willebrand Factor injection

What is this medication?

von WILLEBRAND FACTOR (von WILL a brand FAK tor) is used to control bleeding in patients with von Willebrand's disease. This medicine is also used in these patients during surgery.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): VONVENDI

What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

an unusual or allergic reaction to von Willebrand factor, factor VIII, mouse proteins, hamster proteins, mannitol, polysorbate 80, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

pregnant or trying to get pregnant

breast-feeding

How should I use this medication?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is usually given by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment. If you give yourself the medicine and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medication?

Interactions have not been studied.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medication?

You may need blood work while you are taking this medicine.

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

changes in taste

dizziness

flushing

pain at site where injected

tremors

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medication?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store in the refrigerator between 2 to 8 degrees C (36 to 46 degrees F) or room temperature up to 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) for up to 12 months or the expiration date on the box. Do not freeze. Store in the original box and protect from exposure to light. If you store at room temperature, do not return the product back to the refrigerator.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.