Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Kalbitor
Generic Name: ecallantide (Pronunciation: e KAL an tide)
What is ecallantide (Kalbitor)?
Ecallantide is used to treat attacks of hereditary angioedema (an immune system disorder). This medication is used in people who are at least 16 years old.
Ecallantide is not a cure for hereditary angioedema.
Ecallantide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of ecallantide (Kalbitor)?
Tell your caregivers right away if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction within 1 hour after receiving ecallantide:
An allergic reaction to ecallantide can cause symptoms that are very similar to the signs of hereditary angioedema. Your caregivers will watch you closely while you are receiving ecallantide to make sure you are not having an allergic reaction.
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about ecallantide (Kalbitor)?
You should not receive ecallantide if you are allergic to it.
Before you receive ecallantide, tell your doctor if you have a history of any type of allergy.
In an emergency situation it may not be possible before you are treated to tell your caregivers about your health conditions or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Make sure any doctor caring for you afterward knows that you have received this medication.
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