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Hemin Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

HEMIN (HEE min) is used to treat some forms of a hereditary condition known as acute intermittent porphyria.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 16 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • change in the amount of urine passed

  • unusual bleeding

  • unusual tiredness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • mild fever

  • pain or irritation at the injection site

What may interact with this medicine?

  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • blood clotting disorders

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to hemin, latex, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.