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Medications for Hereditary Angioedema

Other names: HAE; Quincke's disease

What is Hereditary Angioedema: Hereditary angioedema is a rare but serious problem with the immune system that is passed down through families. It causes swelling, particularly of the face and airways, and abdominal cramping.

Compare drugs associated with Hereditary Angioedema

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Firazyr Rx C N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: icatibant systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous cardiovascular agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cinryze Rx C N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: C1 esterase inhibitor (human) systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Berinert Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: C1 esterase inhibitor (human) systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Kalbitor Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: ecallantide systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ecallantide Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: ecallantide systemic

Brand name:  Kalbitor

Drug class: miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
icatibant Rx C N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: icatibant systemic

Brand name:  Firazyr

Drug class: miscellaneous cardiovascular agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
C1 esterase inhibitor (human) Rx C N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: C1 esterase inhibitor (human) systemic

Brand names:  Cinryze, Berinert

Drug class: miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Ruconest Rx B N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: conestat alfa systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
conestat alfa Rx B N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: conestat alfa systemic

Brand name:  Ruconest

Drug class: miscellaneous coagulation modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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