C1 inhibitor, Human injection [angioedema treatment]
What is this medicine?
C1 INHIBITOR, HUMAN (C1 in HIB i ter, HYOO muhn) helps to treat angioedema attacks.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. If treating a laryngeal attack, get immediate medical attention after infusing the medicine.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling in a leg
sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
changes in taste
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
have an indwelling catheter/access device in one of your veins
heart or blood vessel disease
history of blood clots
history of stroke
an unusual or allergic reaction to C1 inhibitor, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This medicine is made from human blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine, but no cases have been reported. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.