Firazyr inj.syringe 30mg/3ml

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Description

This medication is typically used for the treatment of acute attacks of angioedema. Following injection, its action starts after a few hours.

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Instructions

This product must be injected under the skin (subcutaneously), according to the technique you were shown.

Generally, this medication is used only as needed. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

If you have an obstruction of the upper airway causing difficulty breathing, go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital immediately after injecting the drug.

Side Effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause diarrhea;
  • it may cause drowsiness or dizziness -- use caution if driving;
  • it may cause redness and swelling at the injection site.
  • it may cause stomach ache;
  • it may cause a fever;

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. To remain effective, this product must be kept in its original packaging. Do not transfer it to another container. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

General Notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

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