DON’T BE HALF
WHAT YOUR FACTOR IX LEVELS SAY ABOUT YOUR TREATMENT
Your factor levels indicate how well you’re protected from bleeds and joint damage. In general, the higher the factor level, the less likely you are to experience a bleed.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO PAY ATTENTION TO TROUGH LEVELS
Your factor levels will vary between infusions, ranging from peak to trough.
Peak levels occur right after an infusion
Trough represents your factor levels at their lowest
IS YOUR TROUGH FACTOR LEVEL HIGH ENOUGH TO KEEP YOU PROTECTED?
3. Select your trough factor level:
Before infusing, my factor levels are usually around
A treatment that keeps your trough factor levels high will help prevent bleeds and joint damage.
People with trough FIX levels <5% have the highest risk for joint bleeds
Joint bleed protection is cut by nearly a third when trough FIX levels drop from 5% to 1%
People with trough FIX levels >10% have a very low risk for joint bleeds
People with trough FIX levels >15% will average just one bleed every two years
No expected joint bleeds in people with trough FIX levels >15%
ARE YOU READY TO DEMAND MORE FROM YOUR HEMOPHILIA B TREATMENT?
Advancements in therapy mean better hemophilia B protection. If you’re having spontaneous bleeds or wish you could stay protected with fewer infusions, it’s time to talk to your doctor about your treatment options.