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ReFacto AF® (moroctocog alfa)

What is ReFacto AF® (moroctocog alfa) and what is it used for?

ReFacto AF contains the active substance moroctocog alfa. It is available either in vials or pre-filled syringes.

ReFacto AF is used for the treatment and prevention of bleeding in patients with haemophilia A (an inherited bleeding disorder). It can be used in adults and children, including newborns.

Patients with haemophilia A lack factor VIII (a protein needed for normal clotting of the blood), and as a result, they bleed more readily. They may also have problems, such as bleeding in the joints, muscles and internal organs. Moroctocog alfa, the active substance in ReFacto AF, works in the body in the same way as human factor VIII. It replaces the absent factor VIII, and therefore assists the blood to clot and gives temporary control of bleeding.

After initiation under the supervision of a physician experienced in the treatment of haemophilia A, patients or their carers can give ReFacto AF injections, provided that they have been trained appropriately.

The medicine can only be obtained with a prescription.
 

Reference information
  • The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU), located in London. The Agency is responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the EU. See what guidance they offer about ReFacto AF.
  • If you would like to see the Patient Information Leaflet or Summary of Product Characteristics for ReFacto AF these can be found at the electronic Medicines Compendium(eMC).
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