Human C1 esterase inhibitor, powder for injection
is a highly purified, freeze-dried C1 esterase inhibitor concentrate derived from human plasma. C1 esterase inhibitor is the primary control protein that regulates vascular permeability.
Berinert is manufactured by CSL Behring and distributed within Australia by CSL Behring (Australia).
Administration of Berinert to patients with C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency replaces the missing or malfunctioning protein in patients to relieve symptoms of hereditary angioedema (HAE).
Berinert is indicated for the treatment of acute attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE).
Berinert is supplied as a freeze-dried powder which is dissolved with Water for Injections and then injected into a vein. Each product package consists of one carton containing a single-use vial of Berinert and one 10 mL vial of Water for Injection, and a second carton containing one Mix2Vial™ filter transfer set, a disposable 10 mL syringe, an infusion set, two alcohol swabs and a plaster (adhesive bandage). The Mix2Vial™ filter transfer set is used to transfer the Water for Injections into the Berinert vial.
Information on how to prepare Berinert using the
Berinert is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
Who is this information for?
This information is relevant in Australia and is intended for healthcare professionals and people who have been prescribed this product.
Consumer Medicine Information
The Consumer Medicine Information is a leaflet written for people who have been prescribed Berinert, and contains information about the medicine including:
- What Berinert is used for
- How Berinert works
- How Berinert is given
- Side effects
- Further Information
Consumer Medicine Information (PDF, 0.15MB)
Product Information contains information to ensure the safe and effective use of a medicine. This document is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and made available by CSL for you if you are a:
- qualified healthcare professional; or
- consumer, provided you have read the Consumer Medicine Information for the product; want further information on the product; and agree to consult with your healthcare professional if you have any questions in relation to the Product Information.
Product Information (PDF, 0.16MB)
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Last Updated: 03/06/2015