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FDA Approves Firazyr To Treat Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema
Date:8/25/2011

s ages 16 years and older.

The FDA approved Firazyr with patient counseling information that includes injection instructions. The most common side effects reported by those using Firazyr were injection site reactions, fever, increased liver enzymes, dizziness, and rash.

Firazyr is marketed by Shire Human Genetic Therapies Inc. of Cambridge, Mass.

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