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When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment include the following:
  • Kalbitor must be administered by your healthcare provider.
  • Kalbitor is given as three separate injections just under the skin (as a subcutaneous injection). If the attack persists, your healthcare provider may repeat the 3 injections within 24 hours.
  • The injections are usually given in the fatty layer of the abdomen (the "stomach" area), thigh, or upper arm.
  • All three injections can be given in the same part of your body (abdomen, thigh, or upper arm), but the injection sites should be separated by at least two inches.
  • Injection sites should be away from the site of the HAE attack.
  • You healthcare provider does not need to rotate the site where the injections are given.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard dose, regardless of your age or weight. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you do so.
(Click Kalbitor Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Kalbitor

As with any medicine, Kalbitor can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience side effects. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Some of the common side effects of this medication include:
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever  
  • Injection site reactions, such as redness, itching, or bruising
  • Stuffy nose.
(Click Kalbitor Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Kalbitor Medication Information

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