How Extended Half-Life Treatments Help With Hemophilia Management


One of the major hurdles people with hemophilia face is complying with their medication schedule — in particular, injecting themselves several times a week with clotting factor.

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Clotting factor has a relatively short half-life (the time it takes for a person’s clotting factor levels to drop to 50 percent, which can range from eight to 36 hours). The shorter the half-life, the more often patients will need to administer the factor.

Extended half-life (EHL) treatments allow hemophilia patients to go longer between clotting factor infusions. More extended half-life products are now available for people living with the condition. These products allow patients to have better treatment adherence, need fewer weekly injections, and improved clinical outcomes. Find out more about extended half-life products here.

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  1. Max M says:

    I bought into the hype and tried the extended half life product. My labs are worse on 2 extended half life products than a previous “normal” recombinant product. Please read these articles with an open mind. These are not miracle drugs. These products may help some, but not everyone. Consult your physician before considering the switch.

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