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Orladeyo approved in Brazil for HAE patients 12 and older

The once-daily oral therapy Orladeyo (berotralstat) has been approved in Brazil to prevent swelling attacks in people, 12 and older, with hereditary angioedema (HAE). The approval by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) makes Orladeyo the first oral prophylactic (preventive) therapy authorized for HAE patients in the country.

Most HAE patients surveyed say they can predict swelling attacks

Most people with hereditary angioedema (HAE) can usually predict an impending swelling attack based on early, or prodromal, signs or symptoms, according to an online survey. However, results showed differing behaviors and definitions for “early treatment,” with 60% of the participants taking medications as soon as early symptoms…

Neck trauma serves as angioedema trigger in woman on telmisartan

An 83-year-old woman suddenly developed angioedema of the airway as a result of neck trauma while being treated with telmisartan, a medication commonly used to lower blood pressure, according to a case report from the U.S. “This case report highlights the rare and often forgotten adverse reaction of angioedema…

STAR-0215 reduces HAE attacks over 90% in early trial, data show

Treatment with the experimental under-the-skin injection therapy STAR-0215 reduced the rates of monthly swelling attacks by more than 90% in people with hereditary angioedema (HAE) in a small early clinical trial. That’s according to new data announced by developer Astria Therapeutics, which further showed that HAE attacks…

Tranexamic acid safe for ACEI-induced angioedema: Study

Treatment with tranexamic acid was safe and not linked to a higher risk of worse outcomes in people who developed angioedema after being on angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), a type of blood pressure-lowering medication, a study finds. While initial findings suggested a link between tranexamic acid and greater rates…