Medically prescribed for - Factor VIII or AHF is prescribed for the treatment of hemophilia A by helping the body form blood clots to stop bleeding.
Adverse reactions experienced - The most common side effect patients taking Factor VIII or AHF experienced were fever, nausea, chills, headache, vomiting, dizziness and weakness. Tainted supplies of Factor VIII or AHF had been linked to thousands of people contracting the HIV or Hepatitis C virus in countries outside the United States.
Status of drug - The Federal Drug Administration has recognized the link between these adverse reactions and the drug.
See your doctor if you or a loved one has contracted the HIV or Hepatitis C virus after taking contaminated Factor VIII or AHF. You also should contact an experienced products liability attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.