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Icatibant Dosage

The standard dosage of icatibant is 30 mg. If your symptoms return or do not improve, you may receive a repeat dose. However, you should not use more than 3 doses in a 24-hour period. Icatibant is given as an injection just under the skin of the abdomen (stomach).

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Icatibant

There is only one standard dose of icatibant (Firazyr®). However, you may need to repeat the dose if your symptoms return or do not improve. 
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Recommended Icatibant Dosing Guidelines

The usual recommended dosage for treating acute attacks associated with hereditary angioedema is 30 mg (3 mL). You can give yourself another dosage if your symptoms have not improved or have returned, and it has been at least six hours since your previous dose. However, do not use more than 3 doses of this medicine in a 24-hour period.  
 

General Information on Using Icatibant

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with icatibant include the following:
 
  • This medication comes as a liquid that is given as an injection just beneath the skin (a subcutaneous, or SC, injection).
 
  • The injections are normally given in the abdominal (stomach) area.
 
  • Your healthcare provider will teach you how to self-inject icatibant. Make sure you understand exactly how to use it before giving yourself injections.
 
  • Icatibant comes as a clear and colorless solution. Make sure to inspect the vials before use. Do not use the medication if it is discolored or contains particles.
 
  • If you use this medicine to treat a laryngeal (voice box) attack, you should seek immediate medical attention afterwards. Laryngeal attacks can be life-threatening.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your icatibant dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
 

Icatibant Drug Information

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