Ravulizumab-cwvz Injection

Name: Ravulizumab-cwvz Injection

How should this medicine be used?

Ravulizumab-cwvz injection comes as a solution (liquid) to be injected intravenously (into a vein) over about 2 hours by a doctor or nurse in a medical office. It is usually given every 8 weeks starting 2 weeks after your first dose.

Ravulizumab-cwvz injection may cause serious allergic reactions. Your doctor will watch you carefully while you are receiving ravulizumab-cwvz injection and for 1 hour after you receive the medication. Your doctor may slow or stop your infusion if you have an allergic reaction. If you experience any of the following symptoms, tell your doctor immediately: chest pain; difficulty breathing; shortness of breath; swelling of your face, tongue, or throat; lower back pain; pain with the infusion; or feeling faint.

Other uses for this medicine

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you miss an appointment to receive a dose of ravulizumab-cwvz injection, call your doctor right away.

What other information should I know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your body's response to ravulizumab-cwvz injection.

Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about ravulizumab-cwvz injection.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.