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Oxlumo is a biologic therapy that is indicated to treat:
- Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1)
What Is Oxlumo?
Oxlumo (lumasiran) is a prescription medication administered for patients in all IVX Health centers via subcutaneous injection.
How Oxlumo Works
Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) causes the body to produce too much oxalate, a waste product that can lead to kidney stones and kidney damage. Oxlumo works by reducing the production of oxalate in the liver.
What Is Oxlumo Used For?
Doctors order lumasiran to treat:
- primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1)
Oxlumo Injection Dosage and Administration
Patients receive lumasiran via subcutaneous injection in the abdomen, thighs, or upper arms.
Dosage and Frequency
Before receiving their first subcutaneous injection of lumasiran, the ordering physician determines the patient’s dose. This dose depends on the patient’s weight as well as the severity of the condition for which he or she is receiving treatment.
The first four injections are typically administered once per month. The following injections are typically administered every three months.
Oxlumo Injection Side Effects
As with all medications, side effects are possible.
The most common side effects of Oxlumo are abdominal pain and injection site reaction which can include:
- Swelling at the site of injection
How To Prepare for an Oxlumo Injection
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 Remicade IV infusion treatment at IVX Health.
How to Get a Referral for Oxlumo Injections
Every Oxlumo referral must be accompanied by a physician’s order for treatment.
- Patient information should include:
- Current address
- Home and mobile phone number
- Insurance information
Information the physician must include on the patient’s order for Oxlumo injection therapy:
- Patient’s name and DOB
- Order date
- Physician’s name and NPI#
- Office address, phone, and fax numbers
- Provider’s signature
Supporting clinical documentation from the physician should include:
- current height and weight
If you or someone you care about has one of the conditions that Oxlumo injections treat, you may want to learn more about subcutaneous injection treatments with lumasiran. To find an IVX Health center near you, please click here.
Patients chose IVX Health to receive their ongoing Oxlumo treatments because:
- ALL private suites
- Comfortable recliners, with chairs for guests
- Evening & weekend appointments
- Friendly clinical staff deliver personal service
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