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KCENTRA
Bleeding disorders
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Drug Name:

KCENTRA Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Prothrombin complex concentrate (human) 500 units, 1000 units; per vial; lyophilized pwd for IV infusion after reconstitution; contains non-activated coagulation Factors II, VII, IX, X, antithrombotic Proteins C and S; also, heparin, human albumin, antithrombin III; preservative-free; latex-free.

Company:
CSL Behring, LLC

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for KCENTRA:

Urgent reversal of acquired coagulation factor deficiency induced by Vitamin K antagonist (VKA) therapy in adults with acute major bleeding or need for an urgent surgery/invasive procedure.

Adult:

See full labeling. Administer concomitant Vitamin K. Individualize dosing based on patient's baseline INR and weight. Potency (units) is defined by Factor IX content. Give by IV Infusion at a rate of 0.12mL/kg/min (~3 units/kg/min); max rate of 8.4mL/min (~210 units/min). ≤100kg: Pre-treatment INR: (2–<4): 25 units of Factor IX/kg; max 2500 units; (4–6): 35 units of Factor IX/kg; max 3500 units; (>6): 50 units of Factor IX/kg; max 5000 units. >100kg: do not exceed max dose. Repeat dosing: not recommended.

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

Severe hypersensitivity to heparin, Factors II, VII, IX, X, Proteins C and S, antithrombin III, human albumin. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Known heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).

Warnings/Precautions:

Risk of arterial and venous thromboembolic complications (may be fatal). History of thromboembolic events within the previous 3 months. Monitor for signs/symptoms of thromboembolic events during and after infusion. Discontinue immediately if hypersensitivity reactions occur. Measure INR before, during, and after each treatment. Contains human plasma; monitor for possible infection transmission. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Coagulation factor complex.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, nausea, vomiting, hypotension, anemia; hypersensitivity, thromboembolic events (eg, stroke, PE, DVT).

Note:

Report all infections suspected to be transmitted by Kcentra to (866) 915-6958.

How Supplied:

Kit (500 units, 1000 units)—1 (single-use vial + diluent, supplies)

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