Krystexxa

When and How to Receive It

Some general considerations include the following:
 
  • This medication is given intravenously (by IV) once every two weeks.
     
  • You should be given medications such as a corticosteroid and an antihistamine before each dose of Krystexxa to help prevent allergic reactions and "infusion reactions." Some examples of these reactions may include:
     
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chest pain.
 
  • The IV is given over a period of at least two hours. If you appear to be developing an infusion reaction, your healthcare provider may slow the IV down or may stop it altogether.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
     

Dosing Information

There is only one standard dosage for this medication, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Krystexxa Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Krystexxa

Just like any medicine, Krystexxa can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
 
Common side effects of Krystexxa include but are not limited to:
 
  • Gout flares (temporary worsening of gout)
  • Infusion reactions (such as hives, itching, shortness of breath, or chest pain)
  • Nausea
  • Bruising.
     
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
(Click Krystexxa Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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