Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital or emergency clinic. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin, usually in the abdomen or stomach.

This medicine may sometimes be given at home to patients who do not need to be in the hospital or clinic. If you are using this medicine at home, your doctor or nurse will teach you how to prepare and inject the medicine. Be sure that you understand how to use the medicine.

This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

To use:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Remove the prefilled syringe and needle from the carton.
  • Check the liquid in the prefilled syringe. It should be clear and colorless. If the liquid is cloudy, discolored, or contains particles, do not use it. Select another syringe.
  • Remove the seal from the needle cap. Use the needle only when you are ready to use it.
  • Firmly screw the provided needle on the syringe. Do not use a different needle.
  • Choose an injection site on your body (e.g., abdomen or stomach area). Do not choose an area that is bruised, painful, or swollen. Clean the injection site with a fresh alcohol wipe, and let it dry.
  • Remove the needle cap by pulling the syringe. Be careful not to pull up on the plunger.
  • With two fingers, pinch together the skin at the injection site. Use your other hand to quickly insert the needle.
  • Push the plunger for at least 30 seconds until no medicine is left in the syringe.
  • Release your fingers at the injection site and gently pull the needle out.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For attacks of hereditary angioedema:
      • Adults—30 milligrams (mg) or 3 milliliters (mL) injected under your skin. Your doctor may give you or tell you to use an additional dose after 6 hours if your symptoms continue or come back. Do not use more than 3 doses in 24 hours.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

You may store this medicine in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Store the medicine in the original carton until you are ready to use it. Do not freeze.

Throw away used prefilled syringe with the needle attached in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.