Highlights for alpha-1-proteinase-inhibitor
alpha-1-proteinase-inhibitor Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- chest pain, tightness
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
- fever or other signs of infection, including symptoms of the common cold followed by a rash
- flushed or pale skin
- unusually high or low blood pressure
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- irritation at site where injected
alpha-1-proteinase-inhibitor May Interact with Other Medications
Interactions are not expected.
How to Use alpha-1-proteinase-inhibitor
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- heart problems
- immune system problems
- an unusual or allergic reaction to alpha1-proteinase inhibitor, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This medicine is made from human plasma, and there is a small risk that it may contain certain types of viruses or bacteria. All products are processed to kill most viruses and bacteria. If you have questions concerning the risk of infections, discuss them with your doctor or health care professional.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: July 19, 2011