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Brand name: Prolastin-C TM

Active ingredients: alpha-1-proteinase inhibitor

What it is used for

PROLASTIN-C is an alpha-1-proteinase inhibitor (human, Alpha1-PI) indicated to increase serum Alpha1-PI levels in adults with congenital deficiency of alpha-1 antitrypsin and with clinically significant emphysema (FEV1 less than 80%). The data for clinical efficacy of PROLASTIN-C is derived from changes in the biomarkers alpha-1 anti-protease level and CT lung density. Efficacy on FEV1 or patient relevant endpoints such as quality of life or pulmonary exacerbations has not been established in randomised clinical trials. Clinical trials have only included patients who were not smoking.

How to take it

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Powder

A white to beige-colored lyophilised powder

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.

Part 2: Diluent, not applicable

Clear, colorless and practically free of particles

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient alpha-1-proteinase inhibitor

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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