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Ecallantide Drug Information

Available by prescription only, ecallantide (Kalbitor®) is a medication approved to treat attacks of a genetic disease called hereditary angioedema (HAE). During an HAE attack, liquid leaks from the veins in the body, which causes pain and swelling.
 
Ecallantide is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously). The medication is usually given as three injections in the fatty layer of the upper arm, thigh, or abdomen (stomach). Side effects are possible and may include fever, diarrhea, and nausea.
 
Before starting treatment with ecallantide, your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history and any other drugs, vitamins, or supplements you are using. He or she will also ask if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and whether you have any allergies.
 
(To learn more about this drug, click Ecallantide. This Web selection features in-depth information on dosing, how the medicine works, and important safety concerns.)
 
 

Ecallantide Drug Information

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