Can an asthmatic patient take Novoseven?
Q: Can an asthmatic patient having a history of allergy be administered Novoseven drug for his Factor VII deficiency without any side effects? What are the precautions/clarifications sought from the concerned haematologist?
A:Novoseven is the brand name of a medicine called eptacog alfa (recombinant Factor VIIa). It must not be given to patients who are allergic to mouse, hamster or bovine protein since its manufacture involves these agents. History of allergy to other agents does not matter.