Defibrotide (By injection)
Treats hepatic veno-occlusive disease after stem cell transplantation.
DefitelioThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to defibrotide.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- Do not use this medicine if you are also using alteplase or heparin.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease or bleeding problems.
- This medicine may increase your risk of bleeding.
- Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Blood in urine or stools
- Chest pain, trouble breathing, coughing up blood
- Confusion, headache, problems with vision or speaking
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting
- Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 1/4/2018