Icatibant is used to treat attacks of hereditary angioedema (an immune system disorder) in adults. Icatibant is not a cure for hereditary angioedema. Icatibant may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Hereof, is there a generic for Firazyr?
On July 16, 2019, Teva launched an AP-rated generic version of Shire's Firazyr (icatibant) injection. Firazyr is approved for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema in adults 18 years of age and older.
Subsequently, question is, how is Firazyr administered?
FIRAZYR is administered over at least 30 seconds into the abdominal area. Patients may self-administer FIRAZYR upon recognition of symptoms of an HAE attack, after training by a healthcare professional. FIRAZYR is available as a 3-mL, prefilled, single-use syringe (30 mg).
What is hereditary angioedema?
Hereditary angioedema is a disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of severe swelling (angioedema). The most common areas of the body to develop swelling are the limbs, face, intestinal tract, and airway. Minor trauma or stress may trigger an attack, but swelling often occurs without a known trigger.
What triggers angioedema?
Angioedema can be triggered by an allergic reaction to: certain types of food – particularly nuts, shellfish, milk and eggs. some types of medicine – including some antibiotics, aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen. insect bites and stings – particularly wasp and bee stings.