Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that slows the blood clotting process due to low to no levels of a clotting factor. There are many different clotting factors, which are proteins that are needed for normal blood clotting (stops bleeding). Therefore, persons affected by hemophilia bleed for a longer amount of time after an injury. Hemophilia is typically a genetic disorder, meaning it is usually passed from the parents to children. The two major types of Hemophilia are Hemophilia A (Classic) and Hemophilia B (Christmas Disease). Persons with Hemophilia A, have little or no clotting factor VIII. Those with Hemophilia B have little to no clotting factor IX. There is currently no cure for either type of Hemophilia. Hemophilia is treated by replacing the missing clotting factor either prophylactically (before a bleed) or as needed if there is a bleed.
- Hemophilia A is 4 times more common than Hemophilia B.
- 1 in 5,000 males are born with Hemophilia each year.
At METRORX Specialty Pharmacy we can service all your medications related to your Hemophilia. Some of the most common medications for Hemophilia that we service include: Novoeight®, ADYNOVATE®, DDAVP®, and AMICAR®
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