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What is Ruconest?

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If you have heard of Ruconest, but you’re not sure what it is, then keep reading!

Ruconest is an entirely manmade type of protein known as a C1 esterase inhibitor. C1 esterase inhibitor naturally occurs in your bloodstream and helps to control and manage swelling in your body — people affected by a hereditary condition known as angioedema lack C1 esterase inhibitor. Angioedema can cause people to experience stomach problems, trouble breathing, and swelling.

To help combat hereditary angioedema, people can take Ruconest. Ruconest is for adults and children over the age of thirteen only. People that are allergic to rabbit products or rabbits should avoid the use of Ruconest.

How Do You Take Ruconest?

It’s important to follow the directions on the Ruconest packaging and don’t use Ruconest in larger or smaller doses than recommended by your doctor or healthcare professional. Ruconest is injected into a vein via an IV.

Ruconest comes as a powder that requires it to be mixed with a liquid before it can be correctly used. It’s important to seek professional advice before injecting Ruconest yourself at home. Always wash your hands before mixing your Ruconest. The Ruconest must be injected slowly and the IV should take approximately five minutes to be completed.

How Are Ruconest Dosages Calculated?

Your weight is used to calculate how high your dosage of Ruconest should be. Different people will require different dosages based on their weight and size. The individual bottles should only be used for one dose or attack. Even if there is liquid left over, it should be disposed of and not stored.

One dose of Ruconest should be enough to treat one angioedema attack. If your symptoms persist, you may be required to take another dose of Ruconest.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and never share your medicines with other people. Use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your doctor or healthcare professional to ensure that the information displayed on this page applies to your circumstances.

Content created by Mason Taylor, medical specialist.

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