FANHDI 100 IUML (FACTOR VIII)

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Active ingredient:
FACTOR VIII (HUMAN)
Available from:
MEDICI MEDICAL LTD, ISRAEL
ATC code:
B02BD02
Pharmaceutical form:
POWDER FOR SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
Composition:
FACTOR VIII (HUMAN) 1000 IU
Administration route:
I.V
Prescription type:
Required
Manufactured by:
INSTITUTO GRIFOLS S.A.,SPAIN,BARCELONA
Therapeutic group:
COAGULATION FACTOR VIII
Therapeutic area:
COAGULATION FACTOR VIII
Therapeutic indications:
Is indicated for the prevention and control of bleeding in patients with moderate or severe factor VIII deficiency due to classical hemophilia A . Fanhdi is not effective in controlling the bleeding of patients with Von Willebrond's disease.
Authorization number:
121 03 29840 00
Authorization date:
2010-12-31

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1. NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT

FANHDI

®

25 IU/ML (FACTOR VIII)

FANHDI

®

50 IU/ML (FACTOR VIII)

FANHDI

®

100 IU/ML 1000 IU/10 ML (FACTOR VIII)

FANHDI

®

100 IU/ML, 1500 IU/15 ML (FACTOR VIII)

2. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

Human coagulation factor VIII, Ph. Eur.

Fanhdi® is presented as a lyophilised powder for solution for injection containing nominally 250, 500,

1000 or 1500 IU human coagulation factor VIII per vial.

The product contains approximately 25, 50 or 100 IU/ml of human coagulation factor VIII when

reconstituted with 10 ml of Water for Injections for the presentations of 250, 500 and 1000 IU. The

presentation of 1500 IU is reconstituted with 15 ml of Water for Injections and contains approximately

100 IU/ml.

The factor VIII:C potency (IU) is determined using the European Pharmacopoeia chromogenic

assay. The specific activity of Fanhdi® is at least 2.5 to 10 IU factor VIII:C/mg protein depending on

its strength (250, 500, 1000 or 1500 IU).

For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

3. PHARMACEUTICAL FORM

Powder and solvent for solution for injection.

Vial containing white or pale yellow powder and syringe with Water for Injections (solvent).

4. CLINICAL PARTICULARS

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Fanhdi

is indicated for the prevention and control of bleeding in patients with moderate or severe

factor VIII deficiency due to classical hemophilia A.

Fanhdi

is not effective in controlling the bleeding of patients with von Willebrand's disease.

4.2 Posology and method of administration

Posology

The dose and duration of Fanhdi

treatment must be adjusted according to each patient's needs.

The required dosage may be estimated using the following formula:

Number of factor VIII = Body weight x Desired factor VIII x 0.5

units required (I.U.) (kg) rise (%)

This calculation is based on the empirical finding that 1 I.U. of factor VIII per kg body weight raises

the plasma factor VIII activity approximately 2% (i.e. 0.5 I.U./kg are required for 1% increase in

plasma factor VIII level).

The patient's plasma factor VIII levels should be determined and monitored during treatment with

Fanhdi

. This is particularly important in the case of surgical procedures.

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Hemorrhagic event

Therapeutically necessary

plasma level of FVIII activity

Period during which it is

necessary to maintain the

therapeutic plasma level of

factor VIII activity

- Minor hemorrhages:

- H. into joints

At least 1 day, depending

on the severity of the

hemorrhage

- Major hemorrhages:

- H. into muscles

- Teeth extraction

- Mild trauma capitis

- Minor operations

- H. into the oral cavity

40 - 50%

3 - 4 days or until adequate

wound healing

- Life-threatening hemorrhages:

- Major operations

- Gastro-intestinal bleeding

- Intracranial, intra-abdominal or

intrathoracic hemorrhages

- Fractures

60 - 100%

During 7 days, then therapy

for at least another 7 days

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Patients with inhibitors:

If plasma factor VIII does not reach the expected levels or if the bleeding cannot be controlled after

the administration of the adequate dose, the presence of inhibitors should be suspected.

Hemophilic patients having antibodies against factor VIII (inhibitors) need a specific therapy.

Immunotolerance may occur after treatment with human plasma coagulation factor VIII concentrate.

Prophylaxis:

For long-term prophylaxis against bleeding in patients with severe hemophilia A, Fanhdi

should be

administered at doses of 10 to 50 I.U./kg given at intervals of 2 to 3 days. In some cases, especially

in younger patients, shorter dosage intervals or higher doses may be necessary.

Method of administration

USE THE PRODUCT IN ROOM TEMPRATURE NOT ABOVE above 30 °C

Fanhdi

is intended for intravenous administration only. Fanhdi

may be administered at a rate of no

more

than

ml/minute.

(For

full

details

reconstitution

refer

instructions

use/handling).

4.3 Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1.

4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

As with any intravenous protein product, allergic type hypersensitivity reactions are possible. The

product contains traces of human proteins other than factor VIII. Patients should be informed of the

early signs of hypersensitivity reactions including hives, generalised urticaria, tightness of the chest,

wheezing, hypotension, and anaphylaxis. If these symptoms occur, they should be advised to

discontinue use of the product immediately and contact their physician.

In case of shock, the current medical standards for shock-treatment should be observed.

Standard measures to prevent infections resulting from the use of medicinal products prepared from

human blood or plasma include selection of donors, screening of individual donations and plasma

pools for specific markers of infection and the inclusion of effective manufacturing steps for the

inactivation/removal of viruses. Despite this, when medicinal products prepared from human blood or

plasma are administered, the possibility of transmitting infective agents cannot be totally excluded.

This also applies to unknown or emerging viruses and other pathogens. The measures taken are

considered effective for enveloped viruses such as HIV, HBV and HCV. The measures taken may be

of limited value against non-enveloped viruses such as HAV and parvovirus B19. Parvovirus B19

infection

serious

pregnant

women

(foetal

infection)

individuals

with

immunodeficiency or increased erythropoiesis (e.g. haemolytic anaemia).

Inhibitors

The formation of neutralising antibodies (inhibitors) to factor VIII is a known complication in the

management of individuals with haemophilia A. These inhibitors are usually IgG immunoglobulins

directed against the factor VIII procoagulant activity, which are quantified in Bethesda Units (BU) per

ml of plasma using the modified assay. The risk of developing inhibitors is correlated to the severity

of the disease as well as the exposure to factor VIII, this risk being highest within the first 20

exposure days. Rarely, inhibitors may develop after the first 100 exposure days.

Cases of recurrent inhibitor (low titre) have been observed after switching from one factor VIII

product to another in previously treated patients with more than 100 exposure days who have a

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previous history of inhibitor development. Therefore, it is recommended to monitor all patients

carefully for inhibitor occurrence following any product switch.

The clinical relevance of inhibitor development will depend on the titre of the inhibitor, with low titre

inhibitors which are transiently present or remain consistently low titre posing less of a risk of

insufficient clinical response than high titre inhibitors.

In general, all patients treated with coagulation factor VIII products should be carefully monitored for

the development of inhibitors by appropriate clinical observations and laboratory tests. If the

expected factor VIII activity plasma levels are not attained, or if bleeding is not controlled with an

appropriate dose, testing for factor VIII inhibitor presence should be performed. In patients with high

levels of inhibitor, factor VIII therapy may not be effective and other therapeutic options should be

considered.

Management of such patients should be directed by physicians with experience in the care of

haemophilia and factor VIII inhibitors.

Appropriate vaccination (hepatitis A and B) should be considered for patients in regular receipt of

human plasma-derived factor VIII products.

It is strongly recommended that every time that Fanhdi® is administered to a patient, the name and

batch number of the product are recorded in order to maintain a link between the patient and the

batch of the product.

Sodium content

The residual content of sodium in Fanhdi®, arising from the manufacturing process, does not exceed

23 mg per vial in the 250, 500 and 1000 IU presentations, and 34.5 mg per vial in the 1500 IU

presentation. This is equivalent to 1.15% and 1.72% respectively of the recommended maximum

daily intake of sodium for an adult. However, depending on the body weight of the patient and the

posology, the patient may receive more than one vial.

4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

No interactions of human coagulation factor VIII products with other medicinal products are known.

4.6 Fertility, Pregnancy and lactation

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with factor VIII.

Based on the rare occurrence of haemophilia A in women, experience regarding the use of factor VIII

during pregnancy and breast-feeding is not available.

Therefore, factor VIII should be used during pregnancy and lactation only if clearly indicated.

4.7 Effects on ability to drive and use machines

Fanhdi® has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.

4.8 Undesirable effects

Hypersensitivity or allergic reactions (which may include angioedema, burning and stinging at the

infusion site, chills, flushing, generalised urticaria, headache, hives, hypotension, lethargy, nausea,

restlessness, tachycardia, tightness of the chest, tingling, vomiting, wheezing) have been observed

infrequently, and may in some cases progress to severe anaphylaxis (including shock).

On rare occasions, fever has been observed.

The adverse drug reactions reported are summarised and categorised according to the MedDRA

system organ class in the table below. Within each frequency grouping, undesirable effects are

presented in order of decreasing of seriousness. Frequency has been determined using the following

criteria:

- very common: ≥1/10 infusions

- common: ≥1/100 to <1/10 infusions

- uncommon: ≥1/1,000 to <1/100 infusions

- rare: ≥1/10,000 to <1/1,000 infusions

- very rare: <1/10,000, not known (cannot be estimated from the available data.)

System Organ Class

Body System Preferred Term

ADR frequency evaluation

Blood and lymphatic system

disorders

FVIII inhibitors

Uncommon (PTPs)*

Very common (PUPs)*

General disorders and

administration site conditions

Pyrexia

Rare

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* Frequency is based on studies with all FVIII products which included patients with severe

haemophilia A. PTPs = previously-treated patients, PUPs = previously-untreated patients

Development of neutralising antibodies (inhibitors) may occur in patients with haemophilia A treated

with factor VIII, including with Fanhdi® (see section 5.1). If such inhibitors occur, the condition will

manifest itself as an insufficient clinical response. In such cases, it is recommended that a

specialised haemophilia centre be contacted.

For information on transmissible agents' safety, see section 4.4.

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It

allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product.

Any suspected adverse events should be reported to the Ministry of Health (www.health.gov.il)

according to the National Regulation by using an online form https://sideeffects.health.gov.il

4.9 Overdose

No case of overdose has been reported.

5. PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

Pharmacotherapeutic Group: Antihaemorrhagics: blood coagulation factor VIII. ATC code: B02BD02.

In Fanhdi®, factor VIII is presented as a complex with von Willebrand factor.

The factor VIII/von Willebrand factor complex consists of two molecules (factor VIII and von

Willebrand factor) with different physiological functions.

When infused into a haemophiliac patient, factor VIII binds to von Willebrand factor in the patient's

circulation.

Activated factor VIII acts as a cofactor for activated factor IX, accelerating the conversion of factor X

to activated factor X. Activated factor X converts prothrombin into thrombin. Thrombin then converts

fibrinogen into fibrin and a clot can be formed.

Haemophilia A is a sex-linked hereditary disorder of blood coagulation due to decreased levels of

factor VIII and results in profuse bleeding into joints, muscles or internal organs, either

spontaneously or as a result of accidental or surgical trauma. By replacement therapy the plasma

levels of factor VIII are increased, thereby enabling a temporary correction of the factor deficiency

and correction of the bleeding tendencies.

In addition to its role as a factor VIII protecting protein, von Willebrand mediates platelet adhesion to

sites of vascular injury and plays a role in platelet aggregation.

There are insufficient data from clinical trials in children less than 6 years of age.

Data on Immune Tolerance Induction (ITI) have been collected in paediatric and adult patients with

haemophilia A who have developed inhibitors to FVIII. The 57 patients from a retrospective study

and 14 patients from prospective studies included a broad spectrum of primary and rescue ITI

patients with varying prognoses for achieving immune tolerance. Data show that Fanhdi has been

used to induce immune tolerance.

In patients where tolerance was achieved, bleeding could be prevented or controlled on either

prophylactic or on-demand therapy with a FVIII concentrate.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties

Plasma factor VIII activity decreases by a two-phase exponential decay.

The half-life of Fanhdi

obtained in the clinical trial carried out with this product is 14.18 ± 2.55

hours and the "in vivo" recovery is 105.5 ± 18.5%, which is equivalent to approximately 0.021 ±

0.004 I.U./ml per I.U./ kg administered (determinations performed following chromogenic method).

5.3 Preclinical safety data

Human plasma coagulation factor VIII (active ingredient for Fanhdi®) is a normal constituent of the

human plasma and acts like the endogenous factor VIII. Single dose toxicity testing is of no

relevance since higher doses result in overloading.

Repeated dose toxicity testing in animals is impracticable due to interference with developing

antibodies to heterologous protein.

6. PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS

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6.1 List of excipients

- Histidine

- Albumin (human)

- Arginine

- Water for injections (solvent)

6.2 Incompatibilities

Fanhdi

should not be mixed with other medicinal products.

Only the provided infusion set should be used because treatment failure can occur as a

consequence of factor VIII adsorption to the internal surfaces of some infusion equipment.

6.3 Shelf-life

The expiry date of the product is indicated on the packaging materials.

Chemical and physical in-use stability has been demonstrated for 12 hours at 25 °C. From a

microbiological point of view, the product should be used immediately. If not used immediately,

in-use storage times and conditions prior to use are responsibility of the user and would normally not

be longer than 24 hours at 2 to 8 °C, unless reconstitution has taken place in controlled and

validated aseptic conditions.

6.4 Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 30 ºC.

Do not freeze.

Do not use after expiry date.

6.5 Nature and contents of container

Fanhdi

is supplied in type II glass vials containing 250, 500, 1000 or 1500 I.U. of FVIII

(lyophilised) and type I glass pre-filled syringes containing 10 ml for the presentations of 250, 500

and 1000 I.U. or 15 ml for the presentation of 1500 I.U. of water for injections (solvent).

6.6 Special precautions for disposal and other handling

Do not use after expiry date shown on the label.

Left-over product must never be kept for later use, nor stored in a refrigerator.

To prepare the solution:

1. Warm the vial and syringe but not above 30 ºC.

2. Attach plunger to syringe containing diluent.

3. Remove filter from packaging. Remove cap from syringe tip and attach syringe to filter.

4. Remove vial adaptor from packaging and attach to syringe and filter.

5. Remove cap from vial and wipe stopper with swabs provided.

6. Pierce vial stopper with adaptor needle.

7. Transfer all diluent from syringe to vial.

8. Gently shake vial until all product is dissolved. As with other parenteral solutions, do not use

if product is not properly dissolved or particles are visible.

9. Briefly separate the syringe/filter from vial/adaptor, to release the vacuum.

10. Invert vial and aspirate solution into syringe.

11. Prepare injection site, separate syringe and inject product using the butterfly needle

provided. Injection rate should be 3 ml/min into a vein and never more than

10 ml/min to avoid vasomotor reactions.

Do not re-use administration sets.

Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

The solution should be clear or slightly opalescent. Do not use solutions that are cloudy or have

deposits.

Reconstituted products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discolouration prior to

administration.

7. MANUFACTURER:

Instituto Grifols, S.A.

08150 Barcelona - Spain

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8. LICENSE HOLDER:

Medici Medical Ltd.,

3 Hamachshev St.

Netanya 4250713 - Israel

9. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBERS:

FANHDI

25 IU/ML (FACTOR VIII): 121 01 29838 00

FANHDI

50 IU/ML (FACTOR VIII): 121 02 29839 00

FANHDI

100 IU/ML, 1000 IU/10 ML (FACTOR VIII): 121 03 29840 00

FANHDI

100 IU/ML, 1500 IU/15 ML (FACTOR VIII): 137 45 31605 00

Approved in: March 2008

Revised in: October 2020

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25 IU/ML

®

ANHDI

F

FANHDI

®

50 IU/ML (FACTOR VIII)

FANHDI

®

100 IU/ML 1000 IU/10 ML (FACTOR VIII)

FANHDI

®

100 IU/ML, 1500 IU/15 ML (FACTOR VIII)

Powder and solvent for solution for injection.

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לש אפורל ןולעה ןוכדע לע עידוהל

רישכתה ליעל םי

Therapeutic indications

Fanhdi

is indicated for the prevention and control of bleeding in patients with

moderate or severe factor VIII deficiency due to classical hemophilia A.

Fanhdi® is not effective in controlling the bleeding of patients with von Willebrand's

disease.

Qualitative and Quantitative Composition

Human coagulation factor VIII, Ph. Eur.

Fanhdi® is presented as a lyophilised powder for solution for injection containing nominally 250, 500,

1000 or 1500 IU human coagulation factor VIII per vial.

The product contains approximately 25, 50 or 100 IU/ml of human coagulation factor VIII when

reconstituted with 10 ml of Water for Injections for the presentations of 250, 500 and 1000 IU. The

presentation of 1500 IU is reconstituted with 15 ml of Water for Injections and contains approximately

100 IU/ml.

The factor VIII:C potency (IU) is determined using the European Pharmacopoeia chromogenic assay.

The specific activity of Fanhdi® is at least 2.5 to 10 IU factor VIII:C/mg protein depending on its

strength (250, 500, 1000 or 1500 IU).

For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

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4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

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As with any intravenous protein product, allergic type hypersensitivity reactions are possible. The product

contains traces of human proteins other than factor VIII. Patients should be informed of the early signs of

hypersensitivity reactions including hives, generalised urticaria, tightness of the chest, wheezing, hypotension,

anaphylaxis.

these

symptoms

occur,

they

should

advised

discontinue

product

immediately and contact their physician.

In case of shock, the current medical standards for shock-treatment should be observed.

Standard measures to prevent infections resulting from the use of medicinal products prepared from human

blood or plasma include selection of donors, screening of individual donations and plasma pools for specific

markers of infection and the inclusion of effective manufacturing steps for the inactivation/removal of viruses.

Despite this, when medicinal products prepared from human blood or plasma are administered, the possibility

of transmitting infective agents cannot be totally excluded. This also applies to unknown or emerging viruses

and other pathogens. The measures taken are

considered effective for enveloped viruses such as HIV, HBV and HCV. The measures taken may be of limited

value against non-enveloped viruses such as HAV and parvovirus B19. Parvovirus B19 infection may be serious

for pregnant women (foetal infection) and for individuals with immunodeficiency or increased erythropoiesis

(e.g. haemolytic anaemia).

Inhibitors

The formation of neutralising antibodies (inhibitors) to factor VIII is a known complication in the management

of individuals with haemophilia A. These inhibitors are usually IgG immunoglobulins directed against the factor

VIII procoagulant activity, which are quantified in Bethesda Units (BU) per ml of plasma using the modified

assay. The risk of developing inhibitors is correlated to the severity of the disease as well as the exposure to

factor VIII, this risk being highest within the first 20 exposure days. Rarely, inhibitors may develop after the first

100 exposure days.

Cases of recurrent inhibitor (low titre) have been observed after switching from one factor VIII product to

another in previously treated patients with more than 100 exposure days who have a previous history of

inhibitor development. Therefore, it is recommended to monitor all patients carefully for inhibitor occurrence

following any product switch.

The clinical relevance of inhibitor development will depend on the titre of the inhibitor, with low titre inhibitors

which are transiently present or remain consistently low titre posing less of a risk of insufficient clinical

response than high titre inhibitors.

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In general, all patients treated with coagulation factor VIII products should be carefully monitored for the

development of inhibitors by appropriate clinical observations and laboratory tests. If the expected factor VIII

activity plasma levels are not attained, or if bleeding is not controlled with an appropriate dose, testing for

factor VIII inhibitor presence should be performed. In patients with high levels of inhibitor, factor VIII therapy

may not be effective and other therapeutic options should be considered.

Management of such patients should be directed by physicians with experience in the care of haemophilia and

factor VIII inhibitors.

Appropriate vaccination (hepatitis A and B) should be considered for patients in regular receipt of human

plasma-derived factor VIII products.

It is strongly recommended that every time that Fanhdi® is administered to a patient, the name and batch

number of the product are recorded in order to maintain a link between the patient and the batch of the

product.

Sodium content

The residual content of sodium in Fanhdi®, arising from the manufacturing process, does not exceed 23 mg per

vial in the 250, 500 and 1000 IU presentations, and 34.5 mg per vial in the 1500 IU presentation. This is

equivalent to 1.15% and 1.72% respectively of the recommended maximum daily intake of sodium for an adult.

However, depending on the body weight of the patient and the posology, the patient may receive more than

one vial.

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