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Berinert Medication Information

By replacing a certain protein in the body, Berinert® (C1 esterase inhibitor) can help relieve swelling caused by a rare genetic condition called hereditary angioedema (HAE). During an HAE attack, the veins in the body leak fluid, which causes swelling of various areas like the face, abdomen (stomach area), and larynx (voice box or throat). Berinert is given as an injection into a vein (intravenous injection) by you or your healthcare provider.
 
Before prescribing this medication, your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history. Berinert may not be the best choice for people who have certain allergies or for women who are pregnant or nursing.
 
Although most people tolerate Berinert well, side effects are possible and may include nausea, headaches, and a bad taste in the mouth. Fortunately, most reactions to this drug tend to be minor and easy to treat.
 
(For more information on this medication, click Berinert. This full-length article contains more details, including dosing guidelines, information on how this drug works, and other important warnings and precautions.)
 
 

Berinert Medication Information

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