KALBITOR- ecallantide injection, solution
Read this Medication Guide before you start receiving KALBITOR and before each treatment. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.
Serious allergic reactions may happen in some people who receive KALBITOR. These allergic reactions can be life-threatening and usually happen within 1 hour after receiving KALBITOR.
What is KALBITOR?
KALBITOR is a prescription medicine used to treat sudden attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in people 12 years of age and older.
KALBITOR is not a cure for HAE.
It is not known if KALBITOR is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.
Do not receive KALBITOR if you are allergic to KALBITOR.
What should I tell my doctor before I receive KALBITOR?
Before receiving KALBITOR, tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How will I receive KALBITOR?
For each dose, you will receive 3 injections just under the skin (subcutaneous or SC injections) of your abdomen, thigh, or upper arm.
KALBITOR can cause serious allergic reactions. See "What is the most important information I should know about KALBITOR?"
Common side effects of KALBITOR include:
Call your doctor for advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
General information about KALBITOR
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. This Medication Guide gives you the most important information about KALBITOR. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about KALBITOR that is written for health professionals.
What are the ingredients of KALBITOR?
Active Ingredient: ecallantide
Inactive ingredients: disodium hydrogen orthophosphate (dihydrate), monopotassium phosphate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride in water for injection.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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