Icatibant is mostly used to limit the attacks of hereditary angioedema, an immune system disorder that occurs mostly in adults. This drug may also be used for other purposes that are not listed in this medication guide. It is not advisable for anyone who is younger than 18 years old to use this drug.
The doctor must know all your medical conditions, allergies, and the medicines that you use before you use this medication. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, tell your doctor. Older adults may be more sensitive to this drug.
You must follow all instructions in your prescription or medication sheets. Use this drug exactly as directed, under the guidance of a health care professional. Icatibant is injected under the skin. Before preparing your injection, wash your hands with soap and water. Inspect the injection and if something has changed (such as color), never use it and call the pharmacist or doctor to request a new one. Icatibant should not be injected into an area that is painful, swollen, or bruised.
The needle that is supplied with the package is the one that should be used with this medicine. You may use this medicine at least six hours after you have the first injection and if you still have symptoms of angioedema.
If you have any swelling on your tongue or throat during an angioedema attack, inform your doctor or healthcare professional. Other prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products may change the effects of this drug.
Icatibant is used in the following conditions:
- Hereditary angioedema
Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:
- Patient with acute ischemic heart disease
- Unstable angina pectoris
- History or recently had a stroke
Icatibant may interact with the following medicines:
- ACE inhibitors
If you think you have used this drug more than the usual dosage, please seek medical help immediately.