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Kalbitor Uses

How Does It Work?

Kalbitor blocks the activity of a protein in the body called plasma kallikrein. In the body, plasma kallikrien converts a chemical known as kininogen into another chemical called bradykinin. Bradykinin causes veins your body to dilate, or widen.
During an HAE attack, too much bradykinin is made and your veins can leak fluid; this can cause swelling and pain. By blocking the activity of plasma kallikrein, less bradykinin is made; therefore, there is less swelling and pain.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Kalbitor?

Kalbitor is not approved for use in children younger than 12 years of age. This does not mean that children absolutely cannot use Kalbitor; it just means that this medication has not been adequately studied in children younger than 12 years old. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using this medication in children.

Off-Label Uses for Kalbitor

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend a medication for something other than its approved uses. However, Kalbitor currently does not have any well-accepted off-label uses.

Kalbitor Medication Information

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