A brand new treatment type
It’s finally here. Monoclonal antibodies officially can treat hemophilia, giving us a new method of getting our medicine in our body and a whole lot more.
I never thought I’d say this, but I no longer simply infuse to treat bleeds. I also inject.
That might not sound like a huge difference off the bat, but I can assure you it is. Having to find a vein all the time is now a thing of the past, finally we can inject subcutaneously under the skin, like so many other people. I’m so excited for what this means for people with bad or damage veins and kids! It’s just lessens the burden so much.
I’m now using a drug called Hemlibra which is one of these new monoclonal antibodies, I needed to add a completely new category to Hemolog. This wasn’t as easy as just adding a new medication. The first thing you’ll notice is that I decided to rename infusions across the site to treatments. This means we can now specify between infusions and injections when logging a treatment.
Once more drugs are on the market I’ll update the list of medications available, but for now feel free to add your own manually. To update this, visit your profile page.