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Adtralza (Tralokinumab)

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Description

Adtralza, known by its generic name Tralokinumab, is a monoclonal antibody used to treat adults and children over 12 with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema). It specifically targets a cytokine, interleukin-13 (IL-13), involved in the inflammation caused by eczema. Classified as an IgG4 monoclonal antibody, Tralokinumab may help manage symptoms when topical prescription treatments are not effective or appropriate. This biologic therapy can be used alone or in combination with topical corticosteroids.

Directions

Adtralza is administered as an injection under the skin (subcutaneously). For adults and children aged 12 years and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, it is typically given as an initial dose of 600 mg, followed by 300 mg every other week. Follow a healthcare provider's instructions on how and where to inject, as this medication can be used with or without topical corticosteroids. Before taking the injection, check the solution for particles or discoloration and use the proper technique to avoid infection at the injection site.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in an Adtralza injection is Tralokinumab.

Contraindications

Do not use this medication if you have a known hypersensitivity to Tralokinumab or any of the ingredients in Adtralza. Those who have had severe allergic reactions to biologics or similar medications may also need to avoid this drug.

Cautions

  • Before using Adtralza, consult your doctor or healthcare provider about the following:
    • All medications you’re taking.
    • Any medical conditions you have.
    • Whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • When you receive Adtralza, the name and batch number of the product should be clearly recorded. This helps in improving the traceability of the product.
  • If you experience any immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reaction after taking Adtralza, such as rash, itching, or difficulty breathing, the treatment should be stopped, and you should seek appropriate medical care.
  • Should you develop conjunctivitis that doesn’t get better with standard treatment while using Adtralza, an eye exam may be recommended.
  • If you have a pre-existing helminth infection, it's recommended to get treated for it before starting Adtralza. Also, if you acquire a helminth infection during treatment and do not respond to standard treatment, you may need to stop Adtralza until the infection resolves.
  • Avoid live and live attenuated vaccines while on Adtralza, as their safety and effectiveness when given with this medication have not been established. Make sure your vaccinations are up to date according to current immunization guidelines before starting Adtralza.

Side Effects

Adtralza may cause side effects that patients should be aware of. Common side effects may include body aches or pain, burning or itching eyes, chills, cough, and ear congestion. Patients might also experience a fever, headache, or a stuffy or runny nose. These side effects are usually manageable and resolve on their own.

In some instances, Adtralza may cause serious side effects, such as severe redness, pain, and swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid. Severe allergic reactions are rare but possible and may cause symptoms such as difficulty breathing or swelling of the face and throat. Seek emergency medical care if you experience any severe reactions.

References:

  1. Adtralza (Tralokinumab) Summary of Product Characteristics. Ballerup, Denmark: LEO Pharma; 2021.
  2. Adtralza (Tralokinumab) Medicine Overview. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: European Medicines Agency; 2022.



IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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