Aralast NP Infusion Therapy

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Aralast NP is a biologic therapy that is indicated to treat:

  • adults with clinically evident emphysema due to severe hereditary deficiency of Alpha1-PI (alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency).

What Is Aralast NP? 

Aralast NP is a prescription medication made from human Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor (Alpha1-PI) administered for patients in all IVX Health centers via IV infusion. Aralast NP is used to treat lung disease (emphysema) caused by severe Alpha1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency. 

How Aralast NP Works  

Aralast NP works by increasing the levels of the Alpha1 protein in the blood and lungs to help replace low or absent levels of the protein. 

What Is Aralast NP Used For?  

Doctors order Aralast NP to treat: 

  • adults with clinically evident emphysema due to severe hereditary deficiency of Alpha1-PI (alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency). 

Aralast NP Infusion Dosage and Administration  

Patients receive Aralast NP intravenously. Treatment time for an Aralast NP infusion at a medical clinic like IVX Health usually lasts around 15 minutes. 

Dosage and Frequency  

Before receiving their first intravenous infusion of Aralast NP, the ordering physician determines the patient’s dose. This dose depends on the patient’s weight and severity of the condition for which they are receiving treatment. 

Patients typically receive treatments once a week. 

Administering Aralast NP via IV Infusion  

  1. The nurse prepares the patient’s arm by using rubbing alcohol to sterilize the location that is being used to insert the IV needle. 
  2. Following needle insertion, the IV line is held in place with tape. 
  3. The nurse attaches the patient’s IV line to the line coming down from the bag of medication. 

Aralast NP Infusion Side Effects  

As with all medications, side effects are possible.  

The most common side effects of Aralast NP are: 

  • Headache 
  • Muscle and/or bone pain 
  • Infusion site bruising 
  • Upset stomach 
  • Runny nose 

There is also a risk of severe allergic reactions from using Aralast NP. 

During or following treatment, patients should let their healthcare provider know if they are experiencing any serious and/or persistent side effects. 

How To Prepare for an Aralast NP Infusion  

It is essential that patients inform their physician if they currently have, or have had: 

  • IgA deficiency with antibodies to IgA due to the risk of severe allergic reaction 

Before treatment, patients should get a good night’s sleep. In addition, they need to drink an adequate amount of fluid and eat a meal before their Aralast NP IV infusion treatment at IVX Health. 

How to Get a Referral for Aralast NP IV Infusions  

Every Aralast NP referral must be accompanied by a physician’s order for treatment. 

  • Patient information should include: 
  • Name 
  • Current address 
  • Home and mobile phone number 
  • Insurance information 

Information the physician must include on the patient’s order for Aralast NP IV therapy: 

  • Patient’s name and DOB 
  • Order date 
  • Diagnosis 
  • Physician’s name and NPI# 
  • Office address, phone and fax numbers 
  • Provider’s signature 

Supporting clinical documentation from the physician should include: 

  • Clinical information that supports the diagnosis of adults with clinically evident emphysema due to severe hereditary deficiency of Alpha1-PI (alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency) 

If you or someone you care about has one of the conditions that Aralast NP infusions treat, you may want to learn more about IV infusion treatments with Aralast NP. To find an IVX Health infusion center near you, please  click here. 

  • adults with clinically evident emphysema due to severe hereditary deficiency of Alpha1-PI (alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency).

Patients chose IVX Health to receive their ongoing Aralast NP treatments because:

  • ALL private suites
  • Comfortable recliners, with chairs for guests
  • Evening & weekend appointments
  • Friendly clinical staff deliver personal service
  • Big screen TVs, high-speed WiFi, free snacks

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Jennifer, Patient at IVX Health


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