Generic Name : Ecallantide Pronunciation : e-KAL-lan-tide Therapeutic Classification : Kallikrein Inhibitor
International- Kalbitor. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a human plasma kallikrein inhibitor, prescribed for sudden attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). It blocks the substances that cause swelling, inflammation, and pain. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
SC- The recommended dose is 30 mg (3 mL), 3 times per day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Headache, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, injection site reactions, vomiting, itching, abdominal pain and fever.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2°C to 8°C).
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