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Learn more about GLASSIA

What is GLASSIA?

What is GLASSIA?

GLASSIA is the brand name for Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor (Human) and is available as an IV injection.

What dosages is GLASSIA available in?

What dosages is GLASSIA available in?

GLASSIA is available as approximately 1 gram of functional Alpha1-PI in 50 mL of ready to use solution in a single-dose vial.

What is GLASSIA used for?

What is GLASSIA used for?

GLASSIA is an enzyme replacement therapy and is used to treat augmentation therapy for lung damage (emphysema) due to severe alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency.

How does GLASSIA work?

How does GLASSIA work?

GLASSIA is an enzyme replacement therapy. It helps restore the levels of AAT in the body to help protect the lungs.

How do I take GLASSIA?

How do I take GLASSIA?

GLASSIA is typically dosed as 60 mg/kg of body weight, given as an infusion into the vein (intravenous or IV) once a week.

Is it safe for me to take GLASSIA?

Is it safe for me to take GLASSIA?

GLASSIA is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if any of the following apply.
People who are immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficient with antibodies against IgA. Severe allergy to other alpha 1-proteinase inhibitors.

GLASSIA Common Side Effects

GLASSIA Common Side Effects

Common side effects of GLASSIA:

  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Sinus infection
  • Chest discomfort
  • Dizziness
GLASSIA Serious Side Effects

GLASSIA Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with GLASSIA. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe allergic reaction: anaphylaxis, hives, itching, swelling in the mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing, wheezing, feeling faint
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on GLASSIA

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on GLASSIA

There are no major drug interactions listed for GLASSIA. However, always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking.

Who makes GLASSIA?

Who makes GLASSIA?

Shire US Inc.

Is GLASSIA safe in pregnancy?

Is GLASSIA safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if ELAPRASE can harm your unborn baby. It should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.


What to do if you missed your GLASSIA dose

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