Collagenase clostridium Histolyticum-aaes (By injection)
Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum-aaes (kol-AJ-e-nase klos-TRID-ee-um his-toe-LIT-ik-um - aaes)
Treats moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks.
Brand Name(s):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 collagenase, or if you have an infection at the injection site.
How to Use This Medicine:
- 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. It is given in the buttock area.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
- Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
- Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a 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.
- Some medicines may affect how collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes works. Tell your doctor if you are using aspirin or a blood thinner (including warfarin).
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have blood clotting or bleeding problems, Peyronie disease (penis problem), or Dupuytren contracture (permanent bending of the fingers).
- This medicine may increase your risk for injection site bruising.
- 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
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Bruising, pain, redness, swelling, itching, discoloration, or warmth where the shot was given
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
Last Updated: 11/6/2020