Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Cinryze is used in people with hereditary angioedema, which can cause attacks of swelling and symptoms such as stomach problems and breathing difficulty. This medicine is a man-made form of C1, a protein that naturally occurs in the bloodstream and helps prevent swelling in the body. Cinryze is used to prevent the attacks of hereditary angioedema by increasing the amount of C1 esterase inhibitor in blood. It is administered only through an intravenous injection, and is usually given every three to four days.
The active substance in Cinryze is C1 esterase inhibitor, which is also known in other brand names such as Berinert, Haegarda, and Ruconest (obsolete). Complement C1 esterase inhibitor is made from human plasma which may contain viruses and other infectious agents.
Known side effects of Cinryze
The use of Cinryze commonly cause the following side effects:
- Altered sense of taste
Immediate medical attention is needed if you experience severe side effects such as:
- Chest pain, sudden cough, rapid breathing, fast heart rate
- New or worsening pain
- Pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs
- Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance
- Stomach pain or swelling
Body systems that may be harmed by Cinryze
The body systems that may be harmed by Cinryze include the following:
- Cardiovascular system, as it may cause deep vein thrombosis, myocardial infarction, and transient ischemic attack
- Integumentary system, as it may cause pruritus
- Musculoskeletal system, as it may cause limb injury, back pain, and pain in extremity
- Nervous system, as it may cause a headache
- Respiratory system, as it may cause sinusitis, bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infection, and viral upper respiratory tract infection
Food items or nutrients that may prevent Cinryze’s side effects
The following food items may help treat and prevent the side effects of Cinryze, particularly rash:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Coconut oil
- Foods low in histamines, such as beans, fresh fruit (except tomatoes and overly ripe fruits), leafy green vegetables, legumes, raw nuts, seeds (except peanuts that are prone to yeast and mold), and whole grains.
Treatments, management plans for Cinryze’s side effects
The following treatments are recommended to manage the side effects of Cinryze, particularly nausea:
- Acupressure – Acupressure involves putting pressure to certain points of the body that relieve nausea.
- Acupuncture – Acupuncture involves inserting long, thin needles into the skin that stimulate certain nerves in the body. Those nerves then send signals to the brain to release hormones that decrease the feelings of pain and nausea.
- Aromatherapy – Aromatherapy involves the use of scents like peppermint or lemon oil to ease nausea.
- Ginger – Ginger contains active components that ease nausea.
- Peppermint – Peppermint has a calming and numbing effect that relieves nausea. The most common method to take this remedy is to drink peppermint tea. It can also be taken orally in capsule form.
Where to learn more
Cinryze is a man-made form of C1, a protein that naturally occurs in the bloodstream.
Cinryze is used in people with hereditary angioedema, which can cause attacks of swelling and symptoms such as stomach problems and breathing difficulty.
Cinryze is used to prevent the attacks of hereditary angioedema.
Cinryze commonly causes an altered sense of taste, diarrhea, headache, nausea, and rash.