C1 Esterase Inhibitor

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Common brand names:

Cinryze

Uses

This medication is used to help prevent swelling problems that occur with a certain immune disease passed down through families (hereditary angioedema-HAE). HAE is caused by low levels or improper function of a natural substance produced by the body (C1-inhibitor). Symptoms such as rapid swelling of the hands, feet, limbs, face, tongue, or throat can occur. Swelling of the intestinal tract may cause symptoms such as abdominal cramps, diarrhea, or vomiting. Attacks of swelling may occur without reason. However, anxiety, stress, sickness, and surgery may trigger attacks in some people. This medication increases the level of C1-inhibitor to help prevent attacks of sudden swelling due to hereditary angioedema.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein, usually every 3 or 4 days, or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. The solution is normally clear and colorless to slightly blue, depending on the brand. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

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