Why is this medication prescribed?
Beremagene geperpavec-svdt is used to treat dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, a hereditary disorder that causes the skin to be delicate and prone to blisters, cuts, infections, and scarring, in certain people and children six months of age and older. Beremagene geperpavec-svdt is a member of the gene therapy drug class. By fortifying and stabilizing the skin, it functions by substituting a gene that encourages wound healing.
How should this medicine be used?
Beremagene geperpavec-svdt is supplied as a gel that a medical practitioner can apply to their skin at home or at a clinic. Usually, it is given directly to wounds once every seven days. Up until the wound heals fully, treatment is administered.
Your doctor might not be able to treat every wound during a single visit. Depending on the severity of your wounds, your doctor will select which ones to treat and most likely develop a plan for treating them in order of priority. It’s critical to keep treating any wound(s) every week until they heal fully. Your doctor will most likely treat more wounds once the first one has fully healed.
After receiving beremagene geperpavec-svdt treatment, stay away from treated wounds, bandages, and wound dressings for approximately 24 hours. Never touch or scratch bandages, dressings, or wounds that have been treated. If contact happens, thoroughly wash the impacted area with water.
Your physician will instruct you or a caregiver on how to change the dressings on your wounds. When changing a wound dressing, wash your hands and put on gloves for protection. You’ll be instructed by your physician to get rid of your old bandages and gloves. Take close note of these instructions. If you have any questions concerning how to get rid of wound dressings, speak with your pharmacist or doctor.
For the patient, request a copy of the manufacturer’s information from your pharmacist or physician.
Other uses for this medicine
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information if you think this medicine could be recommended for something else.
What special precautions should I follow?
Regarding special precautions for beremagene geperpavec-svdt, it’s crucial to follow your healthcare provider’s guidance and discuss any specific concerns you may have. Here are some general precautions and considerations:
- If you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in beremagene geperpavec-svdt gel, any other medications, or beremagene geperpavec-svdt itself, let your doctor and pharmacist know. Get an ingredient list from your pharmacist.
- Inform your physician and pharmacist about any additional prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies you now take or intend to use.
- Inform your physician if you are nursing a baby, intend to get pregnant, or are already pregnant. Contact your physician if you become pregnant while taking beremagene geperpavec-svdt.
Remember that the information provided here is general, and individual circumstances may vary. Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and consult with them for personalized advice based on your specific medical condition and history.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
As of last update, there were no specific dietary instructions associated with beremagene geperpavec-svdt. However, it’s always a good idea to discuss your dietary habits and any concerns with your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized guidance based on your overall health and medical condition.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
Call your doctor immediately if you are scheduled to receive a dose of beremagene geperpavec-svdt and you miss it.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Beremagene geperpavec-svdt may cause side effects, and it’s important to be aware of them. Remember that individual responses can vary, and not everyone will experience the same side effects. Common side effects associated with Beremagene geperpavec-svdt include:
- Runny nose
If you have concerns about the side effects of beremagene geperpavec-svdt or experience any unexpected symptoms, contact your healthcare provider for guidance. Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and attend all scheduled appointments.
What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?
- Storage and Disposal: For the storage and disposal of Beremagene geperpavec-svdt, it’s important to follow the specific instructions provided by the healthcare provider or the medication’s packaging. Generally, medications may have specific storage requirements, such as refrigeration or protection from light. Always store medications according to the recommended conditions to ensure their stability and effectiveness.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of emergency or overdose, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention. Contact your local poison control center or emergency room. Be prepared to provide information about the medication, dosage, and any symptoms experienced.
What other information should I know?
- Follow-up Appointments: Attend all scheduled appointments for Vyepti infusions. Regular follow-up visits are essential for monitoring your response to the medication and assessing any potential side effects.
- Informing Healthcare Providers: Make sure to inform all healthcare providers involved in your care, including dentists and specialists, that you are receiving Vyepti. This is important for comprehensive and coordinated healthcare.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, discuss this with your healthcare provider. The safety of Vyepti in pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been well established.
- Medical Alert Bracelet/ID: Depending on your medical history and the advice of your healthcare provider, you may consider wearing a medical alert bracelet or carrying identification indicating that you are receiving Vyepti in case of emergencies.
Always consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist for the most accurate and up-to-date information related to the storage, disposal, and other considerations for Vyepti based on your specific situation.