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What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving 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.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether ecallantide will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether ecallantide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
In an emergency situation, it may not be possible before you are treated with ecallantide to tell your caregivers if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows you have received this medication.
How is ecallantide given (Kalbitor)?
Ecallantide is injected under the skin. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting where you can be monitored in case the medication causes serious side effects.
Ecallantide is usually given in 3 separate injections. If you still have symptoms of the angioedema attack, more injections may be given within 24 hours.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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