Resources for your practice and your patients

Resources for your practice

Dosing Flashcard

This dosing flashcard provides an overview of the recommended starting doses for pediatric and adult patients, as well as guidance on how to achieve extended intervals for appropriate patients.

Dosing Overview

This guide contains helpful information about personalized dosing options with ALPROLIX®. Learn more about the baseline characteristics of patients who were able to achieve extended intervals in clinical trials to help you identify appropriate patients.

Coding and Reimbursement Guide

Resources for your patients

For current patients:

ALPROLIX Doctor Discussion Guide

For prospective patients:

ALPROLIX Doctor Discussion Guide
ALPROLIX Instructions for Use Free Trial Plus Program*

Patients can receive their first 30-day supply of ALPROLIX immediately with a valid prescription. Patients may also be able to receive free factor IX for up to 1 year, if needed.

Financial Assistance Form*

For eligible patients, the ALPROLIX Copay Program can cover up to $12,000 of out-of-pocket costs, co-payment, or co-insurance associated with their prescription. There are no income requirements or caps.

*Those with federal and state government insurance, such as Medicare, Medicaid, or TRICARE® are not eligible. Other eligibility requirements may apply. Bioverativ® reserves the right to modify or discontinue programs at any time.

Improved outcomes with MicroHealth tracking

In a year-long study conducted by scientists from the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center (IHTC) and MicroHealth, patients with hemophilia A who used a variety of factor VIII clotting concentrates and were monitored by their Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) via MicroHealth, experienced 57% lower bleed rates than patients who were not monitored while using MicroHealth.22

Join the 1 in 5 hemophilia A and B community members who are already using MicroHealth to help improve treatment results.5

Bioverativ® has joined with MicroHealth in supporting patients and healthcare providers better manage hemophilia.

Hemophilia B Advocacy Groups

The following groups and organizations are dedicated to the bleeding disorders community. They provide valuable resources, information, and support for your hemophilia B patients.

The Coalition for Hemophilia B National Hemophilia Foundation Hemophilia Federation of America World Federation of Hemophilia

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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