Label: BEBULIN- coagulation factor ix human
- NDC Code(s): 0338-0764-62, 64193-345-01, 64193-445-02
- Packager: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
- Category: PLASMA DERIVATIVE
- DEA Schedule: None
- Marketing Status: Biologic Licensing Application
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BEBULIN (Factor IX Complex), Nanofiltered and Vapor Heated is a purified, sterile, freeze-dried concentrate of the Coagulation Factor IX (Christmas Factor) as well as Factor II (Prothrombin) and Factor X (Stuart-Prower Factor) and low amounts of Factor VII. In addition, the product contains small amounts of heparin (≤ 0.15 IU heparin per IU Factor IX).
BEBULIN is standardized in terms of Factor IX content and each vial is labeled for the Factor IX content indicated in International Units (IU). One International Unit of Factor IX (according to the current International Standard for Human Blood Coagulation Factors II, IX, and X in concentrates) corresponds to the activity of Factor IX in 1 mL of fresh normal human plasma.
BEBULIN is manufactured from large plasma pools of human plasma. Screening against potentially infectious agents begins with the donor selection process and continues throughout plasma collection and plasma preparation. Each individual plasma donation used in the manufacture of BEBULIN is collected only at FDA approved blood establishments and is tested by FDA licensed serological tests for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), for antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1/HIV-2) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in accordance with U.S. regulatory requirements. As an additional safety measure, mini-pools of the plasma are tested for the presence of HIV-1 and HCV by FDA licensed Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) and found negative. Validated virus removal/inactivation steps have been integrated into the manufacturing process, namely 35 nm nanofiltration1 and a vapor heat treatment process2 [10 hours at 60°C and subsequent 1 hour at 80°C under the condition of 7-8% (w/v) residual moisture]. In addition DEAE-Sephadex adsorption contributes to the virus safety profile of BEBULIN. Despite these measures, this product can still potentially transmit disease3 [see Warnings].
In vitro spiking studies have been used to validate the capability of the manufacturing process to remove and inactivate viruses. To establish virus clearance capacity of the manufacturing process, these virus clearance studies were performed in accordance with good laboratory practices under extreme conditions (e.g. at minimum incubation times and temperatures below specifications for vapor-heat treatment). The in vitro viral reduction studies performed on nanofiltered BEBULIN are summarized in Table 1 .
Table 1 Mean log10 Reduction Factors (RFs) For Each Virus and Manufacturing Step*
- Reduction factors < 1 log are not used for calculation of the overall reduction factor.
- Studies on B19V, which are considered experimental in nature, have demonstrated a virus reduction factor of not more than 3.6 log 10 and 4.6 log 10 by DEAE-Sephadex adsorption and vapor -heat treatment, respectively.
HIV-1, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1
BVDV, Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (model for Hepatitis C Virus and other lipid enveloped RNA viruses)
PRV, Pseudorabies Virus (model for lipid enveloped DNA viruses including Hepatitis B Virus)
HAV, Hepatitis A Virus
MMV, Mice Minute Virus (model for non-lipid enveloped DNA viruses, including human parvovirus B19 [B19V])
- n.d.: Not done
- Studies on West Nile Virus (WNV), have demonstrated a virus reduction factor of 3.1 log 10 by the 35 nm nanofiltration step.
Virus Type Enveloped RNA Enveloped DNA Non-enveloped RNA Non-enveloped DNA Virus Family Retroviridae Flaviviridae Herpesviridae Picornaviridae Parvoviridae† Virus‡ HIV-1 BVDV PRV HAV MMV DEAE Sephadex Adsorption n.d§ n.d n.d 1.4 1.3 35 nm Nanofiltration¶ > 6.4 2.0 > 6.0 1.7 ≤1.0 Vapor-Heat Treatment > 6.8 > 7.1 > 7.4 > 4.5 ≤1.0 Overall log reduction factor (ORF) > 13.2 > 9.1 > 13.4 > 7.6 1.3
- CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
BEBULIN is a combination of vitamin K-dependent clotting factors (Factor IX, II, X) and found in normal plasma. The administration of BEBULIN provides an increase in plasma levels of Factor IX and can temporarily correct the coagulation defect of patients with Factor IX deficiency. Plasma levels of Factors II and X will also be increased. However, no clinical studies have been conducted to show benefit from this product for treating deficiencies other than Factor IX deficiency.
In vivo recovery of BEBULIN was determined using the former International Standard, WHO 72/32 and was found to be 53.3% ±9.6%, 57.5% ±21.8%, and 53.24% ±16.95%, respectively. In the same studies, using different methodologies, half-lives were determined to be 19.4 hrs ±3.8 hrs, 24.6 hrs ±3.2 hrs, and 19.97 hrs ±8.24 hrs, respectively1.Close
- INDICATIONS AND USAGE
BEBULIN is indicated for the prevention and control of bleeding episodes in adult patients with hemophilia B (congenital Factor IX deficiency or Christmas disease).
BEBULIN is not indicated for use in the treatment of Factor VII deficiency. No clinical studies have been conducted to show benefit from this product for treating deficiencies other than Factor IX deficiency.Close
BEBULIN is contraindicated in patients with
- Known history of hypersensitivity reactions to the product
- Known allergy to heparin
- Known history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
Thromboembolic events (deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, thrombotic stroke) as well as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) have been reported with BEBULIN. The risk of thromboembolic complications including DIC and hyperfibrinolysis is higher in patients with congenital or acquired coagulation disorders, with repeated dosing or high doses of BEBULIN. Because of the risk of thromboembolic complications, closely monitor patients when administering BEBULIN:
- Monitor patients closely for signs and symptoms of intravascular coagulation or thrombosis.
- Monitor Factor IX level in patients predisposed to thromboembolic complications including patients with a history of coronary artery disease, patients with liver disease, pre- or postoperative patients, and neonates.
- Stop the infusion immediately and initiate appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic measures at the first signs or symptoms of thrombosis or embolism.
Anaphylaxis and Hypersensitivity Reactions
Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions have been reported with BEBULIN. Manifestations of hypersensitivity or allergic reactions include anaphylactic shock, hypotension, hypertension, chest tightness, dizziness, paresthesia, lethargy, restlessness, vomiting, urticaria, erythema, pyrexia, chills, and rash. In the event of an anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reaction, stop the infusion immediately and administer appropriate emergency treatment. Evaluate patients experiencing allergic reactions for the presence of an inhibitor.
Development of Inhibitor
Formation of circulating antibodies inhibiting Factor IX has been reported with the administration of BEBULIN. If such an inhibitor occurs, the condition will manifest itself as a poor clinical response. Nephrotic syndrome has been reported following attempted immune tolerance induction in hemophilia B with Factor IX inhibitor receiving factor IX products including BEBULIN.4 The safety and efficacy of using factor IX products including BEBULIN for immune tolerance induction have not been established.
Transmission of Infectious Agents
Because BEBULIN is made from human plasma, it may carry a risk of transmitting infectious agents, e.g., viruses, the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) agent, and theoretically, the classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease agent. This also applies to unknown or emerging viruses and other pathogens. No cases of transmission of viral diseases or vCJD have been associated with BEBULIN.
ALL infections thought by a physician to possibly have been transmitted by this product should be reported by the physician or other healthcare provider to Baxter Healthcare Corporation, at 1-800-423-2862 (in the U.S.).
Interference with Heparin Sensitivity Laboratory Testing
BEBULIN contains heparin. Take heparin content into account when performing clotting tests sensitive to heparin.
Information for Patients
Inform patients of all signs and symptoms of immediate hypersensitivity reactions such as fever, urticaria/hives, rashes, nausea, retching, angioedema/swelling of face or other body areas, laryngeal edema, stridor, dysphonia, bronchospasm/wheezing, hypotension, dizziness, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness. Advise patients to discontinue use of the product and contact their physician if these symptoms occur and seek emergency care immediately for serious symptoms.
Inform patients of all signs and symptoms of parvovirus B19 infection, which is especially serious in pregnant women or immune-compromised individuals. Symptoms of parvovirus B19 infection include fever, drowsiness, chills, and runny nose followed about two weeks later by a rash and joint pain.
No drug interaction studies were performed. The effect of vitamin K antagonists (e.g. warfarin) can be temporarily overcome by the administration of human prothrombin complex products, including BEBULIN, which provides increased plasma levels of functional vitamin-K dependent coagulation Factors (II, IX and X)6.
Pregnancy Category C - Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with BEBULIN. It is also not known whether BEBULIN can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity.
The safety and efficacy of the use of BEBULIN in pediatric patients have not been established.
- ADVERSE REACTIONS
Clinical Trial Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.
The following adverse reactions were reported in clinical studies with a previous formulation of BEBULIN:
Hypotension, Dizziness, Urticaria, Erythema, Pyrexia, and Chills.
The formation of inhibitor antibodies to Factor IX has been observed with the administration of BEBULIN.
Because postmarketing reporting of adverse reactions is voluntary and from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate the frequency of these reactions or establish a causal relationship to product exposure.
Table 2 lists the adverse reactions reported during postmarketing use of BEBULIN.
Table 2 Postmarketing Adverse Reactions Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Immune System Disorders
Nervous System Disorders Headache Cardiac Disorders Tachycardia Vascular Disorders
Thromboembolic events (including Deep veinthrombosis, Pulmonary embolism, Thrombotic stroke), Flushing
Respiratory, Thoracic, and Mediastinal Disorders
Dyspnea, Bronchospasm, Wheezing, Cough
Abdominal pain, Nausea
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders
Angioedema, Facial edema, Rash, Pruritus
Renal and Urinary Disorders
Nephrotic syndrome (following attemptedimmune tolerance induction)
General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions Infusion site reactions, including Infusion site pain
In addition to reactions listed above, myocardial infarction has been identified in the published literature with other Factor IX products.
- DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
For intravenous administration only
One International Unit (IU) of Factor IX activity/kg will increase the plasma level of Factor IX by 0.8%. Accordingly, the following formula is provided for dosage calculations:
Number of Factor IX IU required = bodyweight (kg) x desired Factor IX increase (% of normal) x 1.2.
The response to treatment will vary from patient to patient. Exact dosage determination should be based on localization and extent of hemorrhage, and the level of Factor IX to be achieved. Close laboratory monitoring of the Factor IX level is required to determine proper dosage, particularly with severe hemorrhage and major surgery. Larger doses than those derived from the above formula may be required; particularly if treatment is delayed.
Management of Bleeding 7-11
Approximate desired Factor IX levels, typical initial doses, and the average duration of treatment are suggested in Table 3. For minor bleeding, a single dose will usually be sufficient; otherwise a second dose may be given after 24 hours. More severe hemorrhage will require several doses at approximately 24-hours intervals. For maintenance therapy, usually two thirds of the initial dose is infused.
Table 3 Management of Specific Types of Bleeding
- For patients predisposing to thrombosis see Precautions section.
Type of Bleeding
ApproximateDesired Factor IX Level(% Normal)
Typical InitialDose(International Units/kg)
Average Durationof Treatment(Days)
Minorand gingival bleeding, mild hematuria
20 25-35 1
Severe joint bleeding,
early hematoma, major open bleeding, minor trauma, minor hemoptysis,
2 or until adequatewound healing
Severe hematoma major trauma, Severe hemoptysis,
2-3 or until adequatewound healing
Management of Surgical Procedures 7-11
Dosage guidelines for surgical procedures are suggested in Table 4. Administer preoperative loading dose one hour prior to surgery. Depending on the type of surgery, continue replacement therapy over one to several weeks until adequate wound healing is achieved. The average treatment interval will initially be 12 hours, while in the later postoperative period, 24 hours is adequate.
Table 4 Management of Surgical Procedures
Day of Operation
Init. Postop. Period(1st to 2nd Week)
Late Postop. Period(from 3rd Week Onwards)
Approx. Level Factor IX
Approx. Level Factor IX(% Normal)
Approx. Level Factor IX
Minor 40-60 50-75
N/A* N/A* Major
75-90 20-60 25-75 20 25-35
For tooth extraction, the same initial dose as for minor surgery is recommended and one infusion should be sufficient. In case of extraction of several teeth, replacement therapy for up to one week may be necessary using the same doses as for minor surgery8-11.
- Do not mix BEBULIN with other medicinal products or solvents, other than the enclosed sterilized water for injection.
- Administer BEBULIN within 3 hours after reconstitution as the solution does not contain a preservative. Do not refrigerate after reconstitution.
- Warm unopened vials of both diluent and concentrate to room temperature (not to exceed 37°C, 98°F).
- Remove caps from both vials to expose central portions of the rubber stoppers.
- Cleanse exposed surface of the rubber stoppers with germicidal solution and allow to dry.
- Using aseptic technique, remove protective covering from one end of the double-ended needle and insert the exposed end through the diluent vial stopper.
- Remove protective covering from the other end of the double-ended needle. Do not touch the exposed end. Invert diluent vial over the concentrate vial, then insert free end of the needle through the concentrate vial stopper. Diluent will be drawn into the concentrate vial by vacuum.
- Disconnect the two vials by removing needle from the concentrate vial stopper.
Gently agitate or rotate the concentrate vial until all material is dissolved.
For Intravenous Administration Only.
- Parenteral drug products should be inspected for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration.
- The reconstituted product should be colorless to slightly yellowish and clear to slightly turbid solution. Do not administer if particulate matter or discoloration is found and notify Baxter immediately.
- Record the name of the patient and batch number of the product in order to maintain a link between the patient and the batch of the product.
- After reconstituting the concentrate as described above, attach the enclosed filter needle to a sterile disposable syringe using aseptic technique. Insert filter needle through the concentrate vial stopper.
- Inject air and withdraw solution into the syringe.
- Remove and discard filter needle. Attach a suitable intravenous needle or infusion set with winged adapter.
- Administer the solution intravenously at a rate comfortable to the patient. The infusion rate should not exceed 2 mL per minute.
- HOW SUPPLIED
BEBULIN is supplied in single dose vials (NDC 64193-445-02) with Sterile Water for Injection, U.S.P., double-ended needle, and filter needle for reconstitution and withdrawal. Factor IX activity in international units is stated on the label of each vial.
Store at refrigerated temperature (2°C-8°C, 35°F-46°F). Do not use BEBULIN past the expiration date printed on the unit carton. Do not freeze.
- T. Abe et al.: Clinical Study with BENOBIL TIM 4, Steam-Treated Factor IX Complex, Single Administration. Jap. Pharm. & Ther., 14, 1986, 1, pp. 19-31.
- Vapor Heating is described in: World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Report, Series No. 924, 2004, Annex 4, Guidelines on viral inactivation and removal, procedures intended to assure the viral safety, of human blood plasma products.
- D.U. Preiss, B. Eberspächer, D. Abdullah, I. Rosner: Safety of Vapour Heated Prothrombin Complex Concentrate (PCC) Prothromplex S-TIM4. Thrombosis Research, 63, 1991, pp. 651-659.
- I. Warrier: Management of haemophilia B patients with inhibitors and anaphylaxis. Haemophilia, 4 (4), pp.574-576.
- A. Shapiro, T. Abe, L. M. Aledort, K. Anderle, M. W. Hilgartner, M. Kunschak,
F. E. Preston, G. E. Rivard, K. Schimpf and International Factor Safety Study Group: Transfusion, 35, 1995, pp 204-208.
- Ansell J, Hirsch J, Hylek E, Jacobson A, Crowther M, Palareti G. Pharmacology and management of the vitamin K antagonists: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th ed). Chest 2008, 133:160S-198S.
- P. H. Levine: Clinical Manifestations and Therapy of Hemophilias A and B. In: R. W. Colman, J. Hirsh, V. J. Marder, E.W. Salzman (Eds.): Hemostasis and Thrombosis. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1987, pp. 97-111.
- C. R. Rizza, P. Jones: Management of patients with inherited blood coagulation defects. In: A.L. Bloom, D.P. Thomas (Eds.): Hemostasis and Thrombosis. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1987, pp. 465-493.
- T. Abe, M. Kazama: An International Survey on the Appropriate Dosage of Hemophilias and Related Congenital Coagulopathies. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Haemostasis and Thrombosis, 1982, pp. 273-304.
- I. M. Nilsson, Å. Ahlberg, G. Björlin: Clinical Experience with a Swedish Factor IX Concentrate. Acta Med. Scand., 190, 1971, pp. 257-266.
- J. N. George, R. T. Breckenridge: The Use of Factor VIII and Factor IX Concentrates During Surgery. JAMA, 214, 1970, 9, pp. 1673-1676.
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BEBULIN unit carton for 200-1200 potency ranges
20 mL size, dried
Factor IX Complex
Nanofiltered and Vapor Heated
For Intravenous Use Only
WARNING: Human plasma product. Human blood and its components may transmit infectious agents. The physician and patient should discuss the risks and benefits of this product.
Some components of the packaging material contain Dry Natural Rubber Latex.
BEBULIN is a trademark of Baxter AG, Vienna, Austria: Baxter is a trademark of Baxter International Inc., registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
BEBULIN vial label for 200-1200 potency ranges
20 mL size, dried
Factor IX Complex
Nanofiltered and Vapor Heated
For Intravenous Use Only
Directions for use: see package insert
Store between 2º and 8ºC (35º and 46ºF).
Reconstitute with 20 mL of Sterile Water for Injection
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coagulation factor ix human kit
Product Information Product Type PLASMA DERIVATIVE Item Code (Source) NDC:64193-445 Packaging # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date 1 NDC:64193-445-02 1 in 1 CARTON Quantity of Parts Part # Package Quantity Total Product Quantity Part 1 1 VIAL, GLASS 20 mL Part 2 1 VIAL, GLASS 20 mL Part 1 of 2 BEBULIN
coagulation factor ix human injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution
Product Information Item Code (Source) NDC:64193-345 Route of Administration INTRAVENOUS DEA Schedule Active Ingredient/Active Moiety Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength COAGULATION FACTOR IX HUMAN (COAGULATION FACTOR IX HUMAN) COAGULATION FACTOR IX HUMAN 300 [iU] in 1 mL Inactive Ingredients Ingredient Name Strength SODIUM CITRATE SODIUM CHLORIDE HEPARIN Packaging # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date 1 NDC:64193-345-01 20 mL in 1 VIAL, GLASS Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date BLA BLA103112 08/19/1992 Part 2 of 2 STERILE WATER
Product Information Item Code (Source) NDC:0338-0764 Route of Administration INTRAVENOUS DEA Schedule Inactive Ingredients Ingredient Name Strength WATER 20 mL in 20 mL Packaging # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date 1 NDC:0338-0764-62 20 mL in 1 VIAL, GLASS Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date BLA BLA103112 08/19/1992 Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date BLA BLA103112 08/19/1992 Labeler - Baxter Healthcare Corporation (085206634) Establishment Name Address ID/FEI Business Operations Baxter Healthcare Corporation 001728059 MANUFACTURE