ICATIBANT

(eye KAT i bant) Brand: Firazyr

What is the most significant information I must know about icatibant?

• You must not use icatibant if you are allergic to it.

• To create certain you can safely use icatibant, speak your doctor about all of your medical conditions, if you use heart or blood pressure medications, and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any swelling of your tongue or throat during an angioedema attack.

• An allergic reaction to icatibant can reason symptoms that are very similar to the signs of hereditary angioedema, including: hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

Do not use more than 3 icatibant injections within a 24-hour period. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse after using this medication.

What is icatibant?

Icatibant is used to treat attacks of hereditary angioedema (an immune system disorder). This medicine is used in people who are at least 18 years old.

Icatibant is not a cure for hereditary angioedema.

Icatibant may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my healthcare provider till receiving icatibant?

• You must not use icatibant if you are allergic to it.

• To create certain you can safely use icatibant, speak your doctor about all of your medical conditions.

• FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether icatibant will harm an unborn child. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant till using this medication.

• It is not known whether icatibant passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. Do not use this medicine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is icatibant given?

Icatibant is injected under the skin. You will be shown how to use injections at house. Do not self inject this medication if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any swelling of your tongue or throat during an angioedema attack.

• This medicine comes with patient instructions for safety and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

• Prepare your doze in a syringe only when you are ready to give yourself an injection. Do not use the medicine if it looks cloudy or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.

• Wash your hands with soap and water till preparing your injection.

• Do not give an injection into an area that is painful, swollen, or bruised.

• If you still have symptoms of angioedema after the first injection, you may use other injection after at least 6 hours have passed.

Do not use more than 3 icatibant injections within a 24-hour period.

• Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse after using this medication.

• Every prefilled syringe of this medication is for one use only. Throw away after one use, even if there is still some medication left in it after injecting your dose.

• Use a syringe and needle only once. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it). Hold this container out of the reach of children and pets.

• Store icatibant in the original container at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

• You may also store this medication in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Take the missed doze as soon as you remember. Skip the missed doze if it is nearly time for your following scheduled doze. Do not take extra medication to create up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

• Search abnormal medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

• Overdose symptoms may include redness, itching, or feeling like you might pass out.

What must I avoid after receiving icatibant?

• This medicine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

What are the possible side effects of icatibant?

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction after using icatibant:

· chest pain or discomfort, quick or weak heartbeat;

· flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);

· feeling like you might pass out;

· itching, rash, or hives;

· runny nose, sneezing, stuffy nose;

· wheezing, cough, throat irritation, trouble breathing; or

· swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

• An allergic reaction to icatibant can reason symptoms that are very similar to the signs of hereditary angioedema.

• Smaller serious side effects may include:

· dizziness, drowsiness, weary feeling;

· nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;

· fever;

· headache;

· mild skin rash; or

· pain, pressure, swelling, bruising, burning, warmth, redness, numbness, tenderness, itching, rash, or another irritation where the injection was given.

• This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect icatibant?

• Speak your doctor about all another medicines you use, especially a heart or blood pressure medicine such as:

· benazepril (Lotensin, Lotrel);

· captopril (Capoten, Capozide);

· enalapril (Vasotec, Vaseretic);

· fosinopril (Monopril);

· lisinopril (Prinivil, Prinzide, Zestril, Zestoretic)

· moexipril (Univasc, Uniretic);

· perindopril (Aceon);

· quinapril (Accupril, Accuretic);

· ramipril (Altace); or

· trandolapril (Mavik, Tarka).

• This list is not complete and another drugs may interact with icatibant. Speak your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal commodity. Do not start a new medicine without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

• Your pharmacist can provide more information about icatibant.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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