The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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Novoseven for Non-Hemophilia Hemostasis
Recombinant activated coagulation factor Vll (rFVIIa; NovoSeven - Novo Nordisk), which is marketed worldwide for treatment of bleeding episodes in hemophilia patients with inhibitors to factor VIII or IX, is now being used off-label to stop bleeding in patients who do not have hemophilia. An article in the lay press reported that one or two doses has stopped previously uncontrollable bleeding due to gunshot wounds (B Wysocki, Jr, Wall St Journal, March 17, 2004, page B1). ... more
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