efgartigimod alfa

Pronunciation: EF gar TIG i mod AL fa

Brand: Vyvgart

What is the most important information I should know about efgartigimod alfa?

Call your doctor at once if you have fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, unusual tiredness, loss of appetite, bruising or bleeding; or hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What is efgartigimod alfa?

Efgartigimod alfa is used in adults to treat myasthenia gravis.

Efgartigimod alfa may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving efgartigimod alfa?

Tell your doctor if you currently have an infection or had any infections recently.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

How is efgartigimod alfa given?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Efgartigimod alfa is injected into a vein by a healthcare provider. This medicine is given over 1 hour once a week for 4 weeks.

Doses are based on weight. Your dose may change if you gain or lose weight.

You will be watched for a short time to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction.

Make sure you are current on all vaccines before you start using efgartigimod alfa.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your efgartigimod alfa injection.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while receiving efgartigimod alfa?

Avoid receiving a "live" vaccine while you are being treated with efgartigimod alfa.

What are the possible side effects of efgartigimod alfa?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • signs of infection --fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, unusual tiredness, loss of appetite, bruising or bleeding.

Common side effects may include:

  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
  • headache; or
  • pain and burning when you urinate, painful urination.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect efgartigimod alfa?

Other drugs may affect efgartigimod alfa, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.

Where can I get more information?

Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about efgartigimod alfa.

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