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ALPROLIX is a recombinant DNA derived, coagulation Factor IX concentrate indicated in adults and children with hemophilia B. View full indications and usage.

ALPROLIX® prophylaxis offers joint and bleed protection* today with tomorrow in mind


Median overall ABR with ALPROLIX prophylaxis2

  • Patients aged 1 to 5 years: 1.09 (0.00-2.90)
  • Patients aged 6 to 11 years: 2.13 (0.00-4.17)

Median AsBR of ZERO2

  • Patients aged 1 to 5 years: 0.0 (0.00-1.09)
  • Patients aged 6 to 11 years: 0.0 (0.00-2.09)

Median joint ABR with ALPROLIX prophylaxis2

  • Patients aged 1 to 5 years: zero (0.00-0.00)
  • Patients aged 6 to 11 years: 1.06 (0.00-2.09)

Median joint AsBR of ZERO1

  • Patients aged 1 to 5 years: 0.0 (0.00-0.00)
  • Patients aged 6 to 11 years: 0.0 (0.00-1.00)

*ALPROLIX has been proven to help patients prevent bleeding episodes using a prophylaxis regimen.


In 8 out of 10 bleeds, children reported abrupt or definite pain relief and/or improvement in signs of bleeding with just 1 infusion2

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Excellent response was defined as abrupt pain relief and/or improvement in signs of bleeding. Good response was defined as definite pain relief and/or improvement in signs of bleeding but possibly requiring another injection in 1-2 days.

Clinical trial information

Kids B‑LONG included a total of 30 pediatric males previously treated treated with individualized prophylaxis for a total of 52 weeks; 15 patients were 1 to 5 years of age and 15 patients were 6 to 11 years of age.2

B‑YOND included 23 pediatric and 93 adult and adolescent patients who previously completed Kids B‑LONG or B‑YOND. The treatment arms included fixed-interval (weekly) prophylaxis, fixed-dose (interval-adjusted) prophylaxis, modified prophylaxis, and on-demand (episodic) treatment.3

PEDIATRIC DOSING

ABR=annualized bleed rate; AsBR=annualized spontaneous bleed rate.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS: ALPROLIX is contraindicated in patients who have a known history of hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, to the product or its excipients.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS: Allergic-type hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, are possible with factor replacement therapies, and have been reported with ALPROLIX. Discontinue use of ALPROLIX if hypersensitivity symptoms occur, and initiate appropriate treatment.

Formation of neutralizing antibodies (inhibitors) to Factor IX has been reported following administration of ALPROLIX, including in previously untreated patients. Patients using ALPROLIX should be monitored for the development of Factor IX inhibitors. Clotting assays (e.g., one-stage) may be used to confirm that adequate Factor IX levels have been achieved and maintained.

The use of Factor IX products has been associated with the development of thromboembolic complications.

Nephrotic syndrome has been reported following attempted immune tolerance induction in hemophilia B patients with Factor IX inhibitors and a history of allergic reactions to Factor IX. The safety and efficacy of using ALPROLIX for immune tolerance induction have not been established.

ADVERSE REACTIONS: Common adverse reactions (incidence ≥1%) observed in clinical trials were headache, oral paresthesia, and obstructive uropathy.

INDICATIONS:

ALPROLIX® is a recombinant DNA derived, coagulation Factor IX concentrate indicated in adults and children with hemophilia B for:

  • On-demand treatment and control of bleeding episodes
  • Perioperative management of bleeding
  • Routine prophylaxis to reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes

Limitation of Use
ALPROLIX is not indicated for induction of immune tolerance in patients with hemophilia B.

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