Medications


Hizentra Injection 20% (20 mL)

Uses

For immune disorder.

Instructions

This medicine is given as a continuous infusion into the skin.

Carefully follow the instructions for preparing this medicine before injection.

Do not dilute the medicine.

The liquid should be clear and colorless.

Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.

Do not shake the medicine before using.

Keep medicine at room temperature. Protect from light.

Keep the medicine in its original container.

Do not freeze the medicine.

If the medicine becomes frozen, you will need to throw it away.

Do not store above 77 degrees F (25 degrees C).

Discard any remaining medicine after your dose is given.

Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.

This medicine should only be used by a person who has been trained to recognize when and how it should be used.

Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

You or a family member can be trained to give this medicine at home.

Do not inject into skin that is red, swollen or itchy.

If your dose is 2 syringes or injections, inject each in 2 different locations.

Change the location of the injection each time. Choose a location at least 1 inch from the last injection.

Do not rub or massage the area where the injection was given.

Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Talk to your doctor before taking other medicines, including aspirins and ibuprofen containing products. Speak to your doctor about which medicines are safe to use while you are on this medicine.

Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.

Keep an extra infusion pump and infusion set in case your equipment fails.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk of serious heart problems, heart attack, and stroke. Please speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain or difficulty breathing.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk for serious blood clots. Speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks from using this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.

Contact your doctor if you develop any signs of a new infection such as fever, cough, sore throat, or chills.

Wash your hands often and avoid close contact with people with infections such as colds and flu.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

If you have had a heart attack or a stroke within the past 6 months, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.

Used needles and syringes should be thrown away properly in a medical waste container. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need help.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • coughing
  • diarrhea
  • fever or chills
  • headaches
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • nausea and vomiting
  • sore throat

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • rapid breathing
  • chest or jaw pain
  • pain in the eye
  • fainting
  • severe or persistent headache
  • sudden leg pain, swelling, warmth or redness
  • neck pain or stiffness
  • pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
  • rapid heartbeat
  • sensitivity to light
  • shortness of breath
  • symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
  • sweating
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • increased urinary frequency
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating
  • urinating less often
  • blood in urine
  • dark urine
  • sudden or unexplained weight gain
  • yellowing of eyes or skin

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

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Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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