What is Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor is an antitrypsin deficiency agent, it is used for replacement therapy in congenital alpha1-proteinase inhibitor (alpha1-antitrypsin, A1-PI) deficiency with clinical emphysema.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor

Side effect Patients
Fluid retention (edema) 1
Shaky hands 1
Tension headache 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor

Dosage Patients
60 mg/kg weekly 1
5,500 mg weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor

Duration

Currently taking Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor.