The dose of Berinert your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Berinert Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Berinert can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common reactions to Berinert include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Bad taste in the mouth.
(Click Berinert Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Berinert is not likely to react with other medicines (see Berinert Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Been treated with Berinert in the past and had an adverse reaction to it
- Ever had a stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke), heart attack, or blood clot
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Berinert and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Berinert and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Berinert Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)