This medication is typically used for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. It may also be used for extreme muscle fatigue (myasthenia gravis), as well as for other uses.Find a Pharmacy
This drug is usually administered in a hospital or clinic setting by a health care professional. Specialists have established various protocols for the administration of this drug. The dose and method used to administer this drug have therefore been tailored to your specific medical condition.
This medication contains sodium. Consider this intake if you are on a low-sodium diet.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
- it may cause headaches;
- it could make you more prone to respiratory infections;
- it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting.
- it may cause stomach ache;
- it may cause a fever;
Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your health care professional. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.
Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze.
Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential should use an effective contraceptive method during treatment and for several months after the end of it. Ask your health care professional for details.
When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:
- Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
- If you're pregnant or want to become pregnant, or if you're breastfeeding;
- If you use tobacco or cannabis or its derivatives, or if you use recreational drugs;
- The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.