Burosumab-twza (By injection)

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Introduction

Burosumab-twza (bur-OH-sue-mab - twza)

Treats low phosphate levels in the blood.

Brand Name(s)

Crysvita

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to burosumab-twza, or if you have severe kidney disease.

How to Use This Medicine

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.
  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
  • Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not receive this medicine together with an oral phosphate or an active vitamin D analog.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have restless leg syndrome.
  • Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Aching or discomfort in the lower legs or sensation of crawling in the legs
  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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