Crizanlizumab reduces how often sickle cell crises happen. Crises are episodes of extreme pain caused by the blood condition. A healthcare provider will give you this medication via infusion into your vein in a hospital or clinic setting.
CRIZANLIZUMAB (KRIZ an LIZ ue mab) is a selectin blocker. This medicine is used to reduce how often sickle cell crises happen.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
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They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 16 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Keep appointments for follow-up doses. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or healthcare professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This medicine is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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