Hemophilia A Treatment Options

Hemophilia A

The treatments for hemophilia A are usually factor replacement therapy, which is administered by infusing (giving medication into a vein) or bispecific antibody therapy, which is administered subcutaneously (a shot right under the skin).

For individuals with mild hemophilia A, desmopressin (DDAVP) might sometimes be used for short-term support. The way it works is that it promotes the release of stored FVIII and von Willebrand factor from endothelial cells in the lining of your blood vessels. It won’t work if you have moderate or severe hemophilia A because you can’t increase something that isn’t there.

In addition to the above products, bleeding may be successfully treated with aminocaproic acid or tranexamic acid. Both of these medications can be given orally.

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