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Firazyr Warnings and Precautions

Make sure you know exactly how to inject Firazyr before starting treatment. Other safety precautions with Firazyr include warnings of drug interactions, allergic reactions, and problems for people who have had a recent heart attack or stroke. By discussing your health situation with your healthcare provider before starting treatment with Firazyr, you can help minimize the risk of dangerous complications.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Firazyr® (icatibant) if you have:
   
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Precautions and Warnings for Firazyr

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using this medication include the following:
 
  • If you use this medication to treat a laryngeal (voice box or throat) attack, you should also seek immediate medical attention. Laryngeal attacks can be life-threatening.
 
  • You should not self-inject this medication unless your healthcare provider has shown you how to do it, and you understand the instructions exactly.
 
  • Do not use this medicine if your attack has progressed to the point where you cannot successfully inject it yourself. Instead, seek immediate medical attention. 
 
  • You may become tired, drowsy, or dizzy after using Firazyr. Do not drive, use machinery, or perform any activity that requires alertness if you experience these side effects.
 
  • It is unknown whether Firazyr is safe for use in people whose heart or brain are not getting enough oxygen-rich blood due to a blockage of the blood vessels (known medically as ischemia), such as during a heart attack or stroke. Let your healthcare provider know if you have recently had a stroke or heart attack, or if you have chest pain (which could be a sign of ischemia).
   
  • Firazyr is a pregnancy Category C medication, which means it may not be safe for use during pregnancy (see Firazyr and Pregnancy).
 
  • It is unknown whether Firazyr passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug (see Firazyr and Breastfeeding).
 

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