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CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval of Expanded Label on Berinert for Self-administration and Treatment of Acute Laryngeal Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema
Posted 4 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com
Patients with rare, sometimes life-threatening condition can now treat themselves at home at the first sign of acute facial, abdominal or laryngeal swelling attacks KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – CSL Behring today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label expansion for self-administration of Berinert ®, C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Human), a pasteurized, nanofiltered therapy indicated for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare and potentially fatal genetic disorder. With appropriate training from a physician, patients can now self-administer Berinert by intravenous infusion. As part of the label expansion, Berinert is now also indicated to treat life-threatening laryngeal HAE attacks, as well as facial and abdominal attacks. "Once the early signs of an HAE attack begin to emerge, any delay in starting t ... Read more