HAE Treatment Options
Because HAE symptoms are not the same for every person, you should work with your HAE treating physician to create an individualized treatment plan that best helps you to lead a healthy life.
Prior to 2008, the only treatments available for HAE in the United States were anabolic steroids (androgens) or antifibrinolytics. Although effective, androgens may cause troubling side effects, such as liver problems, increases in cholesterol and weight gain. Antifibrinolytics have been tied to abnormal heartbeat, muscle weakness and blood clots.
Important: Medicines used to treat swelling from allergies, such as corticosteroids (prednisone), antihistamines and epinephrine are NOT effective treatments for HAE.
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