ARE A PAIN
CAN YOU INFUSE LESS OFTEN AND STAY PROTECTED?
Set up, sterilize, mix, infuse, repeat. Putting life on hold to deal with a prophylactic routine can be a pain. This may be why an estimated 25% of people with hemophilia B are not infusing as often as they’ve been prescribed.
CONSIDER HOW INFUSION FREQUENCY AFFECTS YOUR LIFE
2. Select the answer that best describes your infusion schedule:
I infuse times a week and skip or delay infusions
Good news: treatments are available that can keep you protected from bleeds with as few as two infusions a month.
Lasting between 2 & 50 minutes each
a typical prophylaxis regimen is infused 2 to 4 times a week
Frequent infusions are a pain
with many people sticking themselves more than 100 times a year
Skipping or delaying even 1 infusion
can cause your factor levels to drop, leaving you vulnerable to bleeds & joint damage
Inconvenience, lack of time, & forgetfulness
are the leading reasons reported for skipping an infusion