Alpha One-proteinase inhibitor is prescribed to treat alpha -1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic disorder which may lead to lung damage or emphysema (damage to the air spaces in the lungs).
Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a protein which is used to prevent the breakdown of tissues in lungs.
IV- The recommended dose is 60-mg/kg body weight administered once weekly.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• 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.
• Most Common :
Weakness, injection site pain, dizziness, headache, tingling, and itching.
• Miscellaneous : Upper respiratory tract infection, inflammation sinus, injection site bleeding, sore throat, fever, runny nose, asthma, chest pain, increased cough, rash, and infection.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in room temperature (25°C).
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