Alpha - 1 - proteinase inhibitor - injection

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This medication is used to treat lung problems (emphysema) caused by a certain inherited disease (alpha-1-proteinase inhibitor deficiency). In people with this condition, lung damage is caused by elastase, a natural substance that the body needs to kill bacteria in the lungs.

Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor (Human) is a sterile, stable, lyophilized preparation of purified human Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor (alpha1-PI), also known as alpha1-antitrypsin. It contains the labeled amount of functionally active alpha1-PI in milligrams per vial (mg/vial), as determined by capacity to neutralize porcine pancreatic elastase. ...

Side Effect:

Contact your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:wheezing or chest tightness, hives or rash.

Less serious side effects can also occur while taking this medication, such as:fever, feeling dizzy or lightheaded.



Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:selective IgA deficiency with antibodies to IgA, liver disease, heart problems (such as heart failure).

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

Since this medication is made from human blood, there is a very small chance that you may get infections from it (such as viral infections like hepatitis). It is recommended that you get the appropriate vaccinations (such as for hepatitis A and B) and that people giving this medication handle the medication with special caution to prevent virus infections. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. ...