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A Better Path to Hereditary Angioedema

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At Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Inc., we believe in a better quality of life for patients and their healthcare partners when treating and managing the most complex conditions such as hereditary angioedema. Through the provision of specialty products combined with personalized guidance and support from clinical experts, our patients, providers and partners have the best chance of achieving successful therapy management. With information and a helping hand, we make the path to better healthcare a little easier to navigate for everyone.

Specialty Products + Personalized Guidance + Unmatched Expertise = Improved Outcomes

What is Hereditary Angioedema?

Hereditary angioedema (Quincke’s Disease) is a rare but serious immune system condition that is passed down through families. It causes swelling, particularly of the face and airways, and abdominal cramping.

Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is caused by low levels or improper function of a protein called C1 inhibitor. This problem affects the blood vessels. People with hereditary angioedema can develop rapid swelling of the hands, feet, limbs, face, intestinal tract, larynx (voicebox), or trachea (windpipe).

Dental procedures, sickness (including colds and the flu), and surgery may trigger the onset of hereditary angioedema.

What about Hereditary Angioedema treatment?

There is a wide range of treatment options used for treating HAE including antihistamines (of which have limited benefit), epinephrine (when life-threatening reactions occur), a C1 inhibitor concentrate, peptidomimetic drugs, certain protein and amino acid inhibitors, and androgen medications.

Helicobacter pylori, a type of bacteria found in the stomach, can trigger abdominal attacks. Antibiotics to treat h. pylori will decrease abdominal attacks. Once an attack occurs, treatment includes pain relief and fluids given through a vein by an intravenous (IV) line.

What to expect?

Because HAE is genetic in nature, treatment plans are unique to a patient’s individual symptoms. Treatment side effects, if any, may vary with each individual patient depending on the treatment type.

How a specialty pharmacy can help?

Axium’s Healthcare Pharmacy’s clinical program sets a clear path to caring, compassionate therapy management and support.

Through Axium’s HAE program, we are able to provide patients, providers and partners with the necessary coordination of care vital to achieving successful treatment outcomes. By utilizing Axium’s expert patient care team comprised of Doctors of Pharmacy, registered pharmacists and nurses, reimbursement specialists and dedicated Patient Care Coordinators (PCCs), Axium is able to offer each and every patient and partner with high-quality, personalized care, ongoing patient evaluation and clinical support including frequent patient follow-up and continual education about their HAE treatment.

Simply stated, we are your helping hand. We’re with you every step of the way on the path to better healthcare.