Hemin should only be used if other medicines are not tolerated or effective.
Treating symptoms of certain blood disorders (porphyria). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Hemin is an enzyme inhibitor made from red blood cells. It works by correcting certain types of heme deficiency in the liver.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Hemin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Hemin . However, no specific interactions with Hemin are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Hemin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Hemin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Hemin .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Mild fever; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); change in the amount of urine; unusual bleeding; unusual tiredness.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Hemin :
Hemin is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Hemin at home, store Hemin as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Hemin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Hemin . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.