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KALBITOR Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is KALBITOR?

What is KALBITOR?

KALBITOR is the brand name for ecallantide and iis available as a subcutaneous injection.

What dosages is KALBITOR available in?

What dosages is KALBITOR available in?

KALBITOR is available as a 10 mg/mL of ecallantide as a solution for injection.

What is KALBITOR used for?

What is KALBITOR used for?

KALBITOR is a plasma kallikrein inhibitor and is used to treat sudden attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in adults and children age 12 years and older.

How does KALBITOR work?

How does KALBITOR work?

KALBITOR is a plasma kallikrein inhibitor, which means it blocks a protein in the body called plasma kallikrein. People with hereditary angioedema (HAE) have very active plasma kallikreins. These proteins trigger the release of another chemical responsible for pain and swelling. KALBITOR treats HAE by blocking plasma kallikrein activity and preventing the proteins from triggering an attack.

How do I take KALBITOR?

How do I take KALBITOR?

KALBITOR is given as 30 mg (3 mL), administered subcutaneously in three 10 mg (1 mL) injections. If an attack persists, an additional dose of 30 mg may be administered within a 24 hour period.

Is it safe for me to take KALBITOR?

Is it safe for me to take KALBITOR?

KALBITOR 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.

KALBITOR Common Side Effects

KALBITOR Common Side Effects

Common side effects of KALBITOR:

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  • Fever
KALBITOR Serious Side Effects

KALBITOR Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with KALBITOR. It can cause a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. This generally happens within the first hour of injection. Because of this risk, you can only get this medication from a trained healthcare provider at a medical clinic or hospital that can give you medical care if needed. Your provider’ll ask you to stay to be monitored after your injection. They’ll provide help right away if you experience symptoms such as chest discomfort, flushing (blushing), swelling in your throat, itchy skin, runny nose, stuffy nose, throat irritation, hives, wheezing, and or trouble breathing.

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

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

There are no major drug interactions listed for KALBITOR. 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 KALBITOR?

Who makes KALBITOR?

Shire US Inc.

Is KALBITOR safe in pregnancy?

Is KALBITOR safe in pregnancy?

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

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