Uses

This medication is used to treat nerve problems due to a certain inherited condition (transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis). This condition causes a protein that your body normally makes (transthyretin-TTR), to change shape and build up in different parts of your body, which can affect the nerves, heart, and gut. This medication works by decreasing the buildup of TTR in your body.

How to use Onpattro Vial

This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually once every 3 weeks. The injection is given over about 80 minutes. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment. To decrease the risk of side effects during the injection, your doctor will prescribe other medications (such as acetaminophen, dexamethasone, diphenhydramine) for you to use before each injection. Carefully follow your doctor's treatment directions.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

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