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Kalbitor® (ecallantide) is a medicine used to help relieve pain and swelling caused by a rare genetic condition called hereditary angioedema (HAE). During a sudden HAE attack, Kalbitor is given as three separate injections, given just under the skin (subcutaneously) of the upper arm, thigh, or abdomen (stomach).
 
Before prescribing this medication, your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history. Kalbitor may not be the best choice for people who have certain allergies or for women who are pregnant or nursing.
 
Although most people tolerate Kalbitor well, side effects are possible and may include nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. Fortunately, most reactions to this drug tend to be minor and easy to treat.
 
(For more information on this medication, click Kalbitor. This full-length article contains more details, including how this drug works, how it performed in clinical studies, and important safety warnings.)
 
 
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