How to Take Alpha One-proteinase inhibitor and Dose of Alpha One-proteinase inhibitor


Find out how to take Alpha One-proteinase inhibitor (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Alpha One-proteinase inhibitor


How it should be taken  

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

IV- The recommended dose is 60-mg/kg body weight administered once weekly.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an alpha-1 protease inhibitor, prescribed for emphysema. It protects tissues from enzymes of inflammatory cells,

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart or circulatory problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

Store it in room temperature (25C).
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