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.

On-demand HAE treatment

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


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.


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.