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Berinert

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Berinert

OVERDOSE

The development of thrombosis has been reported after doses exceeding 20 units/kg body weight of Berinert when used off-label1 in newborns and young children with congenital heart anomalies during or after cardiac surgery under extracorporeal circulation. The maximum dose administered in clinical studies in hereditary angioedema was 20 units/ kg body weight. Overdosage did not occur in connection with treatment of HAE.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Berinert is contraindicated in individuals who have experienced life-threatening hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, to C1 esterase inhibitor preparations.

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/15/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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