Efalizumab

 

Brand: Raptiva

Application: Plaque psoriasis

 

Forms of the drug Afalizumbe

  • Injectable vial

 

 

Afalizombe Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking Efalizumab

Contraindications Efalizumab

Afalizombe use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of Efalizumab on driving

Drug Interaction Afalizombe

Warning about taking Efalizumab

Side effects of Afalizombe

Side effects of Efalizumab overdose (Afalizumab poisoning)

Storage conditions of Efalizumab

 

 

Afalizombe Drug Information

Afalizombe is a man-made biological drug (monoclonal antibody). It is used to treat plaque psoriasis (a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin) in adults (18 years and older) who need systemic treatment or phototherapy.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Efalizumab

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Efalizumab varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. The dose of this drug is prescribed based on the patient's condition.
  • Afalizumbe is usually given weekly.
  • It should be injected under a doctor's supervision into areas such as the thighs, abdomen, buttocks or arms.
  • Before injecting Efalizumab, clean the area and drink alcohol.

 

Contraindications Efalizumab

  • Note the expiration date of the medicine Afalizumb and do not take it if the medicine in your medicine has expired.
  • Never give Efalizumab to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with afalizumbe, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
  • This drug is contraindicated for children.

 

Afalizombe use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Taking afalizombe during pregnancy may be dangerous for the fetus.

 

The effect of Efalizumab on driving

Afalizumab does not change your vision or drowsiness, you do not need to avoid driving if you do not have these symptoms.

 

Drug Interaction Afalizombe

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Afalizumbe may interact with the following drugs: some live vaccines, some immunosuppressive drugs (such as Natalizumab, rituximab).

 

Warning about taking Efalizumab

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking adalimumab:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have a history of a specific infection.
  • If your infection has recently recurred.
  • If you have a nervous system problem.
  • If you have a blood problem.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of Afalizombe

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Itching, swelling, redness and pain at the injection site
  • Headache, chills, fever, nausea: These symptoms go away two days after the injection.
  • Cold symptoms
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Malignant progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Hemolytic anemia thrombocytopenia
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammatory reactions
  • Allergic reactions

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Efalizumab.

 

Side effects of Efalizumab overdose (Afalizumab poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Efalizumab

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in the refrigerator.
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