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Icatibant Drug Information

Icatibant (Firazyr®) is a drug approved to treat sudden attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare genetic condition that causes sudden episodes of swelling beneath the skin. The swelling can occur in any area of the body, but commonly affects the hands, feet, face, intestinal tract, and larynx (throat). Icatibant can be used at the first sign of symptoms to treat the HAE episode and prevent it from progressing.
 
This medication comes as an injection that is given just beneath the skin (subcutaneously). If symptoms return or do not improve, you can use a second dose. However, do not use more than 3 doses in a 24-hour period. Side effects may include fever, dizziness, and reactions at the injection site.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends treatment with icatibant, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. You should also talk to your healthcare provider before starting icatibant if you are pregnant or have any allergies.
 
(To learn more about this drug, click Icatibant. This full-length article offers more information, including details on how the medicine works, what to expect during treatment, and important warnings and precautions.)
 
 

Icatibant Drug Information

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