Generic Name : Icatibant Pronunciation : eye KAT i bant Therapeutic Classification : Peptidomimetic agents
International- Firazyr. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a peptidomimetic agent, prescribed for Hereditary Angioedema (HAE). It blocks the action of a substance named as bradykinin, which is responsible for the HAE symptoms. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended dose is 30 mg administered by subcutaneous (SC) injection in the abdominal area. 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 history of any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or tiredness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while using this medication. Side Effects :
Rash, nausea and headache.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store between 2 - 25° C. Do not freeze.
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