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PROLASTIN-C is a medicine that is given through a needle into a vein. While it is a prescription medicine, PROLASTIN-C is not a prescription you pick up at your pharmacy. PROLASTIN-C is shipped directly to you, to your doctor, or to an infusion center authorized by you and your doctor.1
The dosing of PROLASTIN-C is based on how much you weigh. The recommended dose is 60 milligrams for each kilogram (2.2 pounds) of your body weight given once a week.1
You can receive PROLASTIN-C at a rate of up to 0.08 milliliters for each kilogram per minute. The average infusion takes about 15 minutes to infuse.1
PROLASTIN-C does not need to be refrigerated and can be stored at room temperature, but the temperature should not exceed 25°C (77°F). You should also avoid freezing PROLASTIN-C because the bottle holding the diluent (sterile water) might break.1
Prolastin-C, Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor (Human) is for adults who have emphysema caused by inherited alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency. The effect of therapy with any alpha1-proteinase inhibitor (alpha1-PI) on pulmonary exacerbations and on the progression of emphysema in alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency has not been demonstrated in randomized, controlled clinical trials. PROLASTIN-C is not indicated as therapy for lung disease in patients in whom severe Alpha1-PI deficiency has not been established.
Prolastin-C may contain trace amounts of IgA. IgA deficient patients with antibodies against IgA should not receive Prolastin-C due to the risk of hypersensitivity.
The most common side effects during clinical trials with Prolastin-C were chills, a general feeling of being unwell, headache, rash, hot flush, and itching.
Prolastin-C is made from human plasma. Products made from human plasma may carry a risk of transmitting infectious agents, e.g., viruses, and, theoretically, the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) agent.
Please see accompanying Prolastin-C Full Prescribing Information for complete prescribing details.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.