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Kalbitor® Alternatives

Kalbitor®(ecallantide)
Firazyr®(icatibant)
Prescription Only
Kalbitor is employed to manage hereditary angioedema attacks, an immune system disorder. It is suitable for adults and children aged 12 years and older. It's important to note...
Prescription Only
SAJAZIR (icatibant) injection is a bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist indicated for treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in adults 18 years of age and...
Dosage & Administration
Administration
Subcutaneous. Learn more.
Subcutaneous. Learn more.
Dosing
30 mg (3 mL), administered subcutaneously in three 10 mg (1 mL) injections. If an attack persists, an additional dose of 30 mg may be administered within a 24 hour period. . Learn more.
30 mg injected subcutaneously in the abdominal area. If response is inadequate or symptoms recur, additional injections of 30 mg may be administered at intervals of at least 6 hours. . Learn more.
Latin Shorthand
30 mg (3 mL), administered SC in three 10 mg (1 mL) injections. If the attack persists, an additional 30 mg dose can be given within 24 hours.. Learn more.
30 mg SC (subcutaneous) in abdomen. If inadequate response or recurring symptoms, administer additional 30 mg injections at ≥6-hour intervals.. Learn more.
Financial Assistance
Out-Of-Pocket Costs With Copay Card
Annual Cap
Assistance Expiration
Generics
No lower-cost generic available
No lower-cost generic available
Physician Advisory
Adverse Reactions
The most common adverse reactions occurring in ≥3% of KALBITOR-treated patients and greater than placebo are headache, nausea, diarrhea, pyrexia, injection site reactions, and nasopharyngitis.. Learn more.
The most commonly reported adverse reactions were injection site reactions, which occurred in almost all patients (97%) in clinical trials. Other common adverse reactions occurring in greater than 1% of patients included pyrexia, transaminase increase, dizziness, and rash. . Learn more.
Mechanism of Actions (MoA)
Drugs used in Hereditary Angioedema. Learn more.
Drugs used in Hereditary Angioedema. Learn more.
Special Populations
1. Is it safe to use KALBITOR during pregnancy?

Available data from the pharmacovigilance database for KALBITOR have not indicated a drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. Animal studies showed some effects on fetal development in rats at higher doses, but no such effects were observed in rabbits. The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in the general population is 2% to 4% and 15% to 20%, respectively.

2. What do we know about KALBITOR use during lactation?

There is no data available on the presence of ecallantide (KALBITOR) in human milk, its effects on the breastfed infant, or its impact on milk production. When considering the use of KALBITOR, the potential benefits of breastfeeding for the infant's development and health should be weighed against the mother's clinical need for KALBITOR, while also assessing potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from KALBITOR or the maternal condition.

3. Is KALBITOR safe for use in pediatric patients?

The safety and effectiveness of KALBITOR have been established in patients aged 12 to 17 years. The safety profile observed in pediatric patients aged 12-17 years was similar to the adverse reactions observed in the overall clinical trial population. However, the safety and effectiveness of KALBITOR have not been established in patients less than 12 years of age.

4. Is KALBITOR suitable for use in geriatric patients?

Clinical trials of KALBITOR did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, taking into account the higher likelihood of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and the presence of concomitant diseases or other drug therapy.