how is hereditary angioedema treated?


When talking with your doctor, it might be helpful to ask about different treatment options for hereditary angioedema (HAE). These options include preventive and on-demand therapy.


Preventive HAE treatment

Preventive HAE treatment is also called prophylactic treatment. This involves taking medicine routinely to help you have fewer attacks and less severe attacks.1, 2

On-demand HAE treatment

On-demand HAE treatment is medicine used to treat the symptoms of an HAE attack.¹ It is also known as acute treatment.³


Not every person with HAE will have an attack that affects the airway, but it is a risk. These attacks can be life threatening, so leading health organizations recommend that everyone with HAE have access to on-demand therapy. If you have HAE, it's important to talk with your doctor about on-demand treatment.1, 4


good to know

Because HAE can affect people so differently, it's important to work closely with your doctor to create a treatment plan that's right for you.