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How do you treat hereditary angioedema?

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Doctors prescribe medications to treat hereditary angioedema (HAE):

  • Berotralstat (Orladeyo)
  • C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Berinert, Cinryze)
  • Conestat alfa (Rhucin, Ruconest)
  • Ecallantide (Kalbitor)
  • Icatibant (Firazyr)
  • lanadelumab (Takhzyro, SHP643  

You may also need oxygen or IV fluids to ease your symptoms.

Any swelling in the throat is an emergency. Take your medication for attacks, and go to the hospital right away.

SOURCES:

HAEA: “What is HAE?” "Treating HAE."

AAAAI: “Understanding Hereditary Angioedema.”

Chnniah, N. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, February 2009.

National Center for Advance Translational Sciences: “Hereditary angioedema.”

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "What is hereditary angioedema?"

NORD: “Angioedema, Hereditary.”

HAECanada: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 16, 2021

SOURCES:

HAEA: “What is HAE?” "Treating HAE."

AAAAI: “Understanding Hereditary Angioedema.”

Chnniah, N. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, February 2009.

National Center for Advance Translational Sciences: “Hereditary angioedema.”

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "What is hereditary angioedema?"

NORD: “Angioedema, Hereditary.”

HAECanada: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 16, 2021

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