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When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general 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.
  • Do not use more than 3 doses of this medication in a 24-hour period.
  • Your healthcare provider will show 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.

Dosing Information for Icatibant

There is only one standard dose of icatibant, regardless of your age or weight. However, you may need more than one dose if your symptoms come back or do not improve.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Icatibant Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Icatibant may react with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Icatibant).

What If I Overdose on This Drug?

It is not entirely known what to expect from an overdose with icatibant. Seek immediate medical attention if you may have overdosed on this drug.
(Click Firazyr Overdose for more information.)

Icatibant Drug Information

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