AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

 

Last updated December 2014

 

Immunomodulator Medications: These medications act by directly changing the behavior of the immune system. These are also known as biological medications.

Generic Name

Brand Name

Use

Product Links (if available)

C1 Esterase Inhibitor (recombinant) Ruconest

Acute angioedema in hereditary angioedema

<84 kg 50 IU/kg; >84 kg 4200 IU-2 vials  Given IV

Ruconest Website

C1 Inhibitor (human)

Berinert

Acute attacks of hereditary angioedema
 

Berinert Website
 

Cinryze

To prevent angioedema due to C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency.

Cinryze Website



Ecallantide



Kalbitor

Acute treatement of angioedema.

From C1 esterase inhibitor  deficiency.

Three injections.



Kalbitor Website

Icatibant

Firazyr

Acute attacks of hereditary angioedema- can be self-administered

1 dose with onset of attack, can repeat in 6 hours, no more than 3 doses in 24 hrs

Firazyr Website

     

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