Laviv

Generic Name: Azficel-T

  • What is Laviv?

    Laviv is a medicine made from your own skin cells, which is used to improve the appearance of wrinkles that go from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Laviv?

    Laviv is made from your own skin cells. Your doctor will verify that the cells that come back from the manufacturer are yours. Using someone else's cells can cause a serious reaction.

    Do not receive Laviv if you have a skin infection on your face because Laviv treatment can make the infection worse. Tell your doctor if you have any other infections.

  • Who should not take Laviv?

    Do not receive Laviv if you have a skin infection on your face.

    Do not receive Laviv if you are allergic to antibiotics called gentamicin or amphotericin, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), or things made from cattle because they are used during the process of making Laviv, and trace amounts may be present in the medicine.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Laviv?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Laviv. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have bleeding disorders, take blood thinners (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or coumadin), have excessive scarring, skin cancer, genetic problems affecting your skin, immune problems, or take medicines that affect your immune system.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you via injection with a small needle. You will usually receive Laviv in three treatment sessions about 3-6 weeks apart.

  • How should I take Laviv?

    Your doctor will administer this medication for you.

  • What should I avoid while taking Laviv?

    Do not rub, scrub, or massage the injection site for at least 72 hours.

    Do not wash the injection site for at least 24 hours.

    Do not use make-up, facial creams, sunscreen, or other skin products on your face for 72 hours.

    Do not apply ice to your face.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Laviv?

    If Laviv is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with you doctor before combining Laviv with blood thinners (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or coumadin).

  • What are the possible side effects of Laviv?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: bleeding, bruising, irritation, itchiness, lumps, pain, redness, swelling at the injection site

  • Can I receive Laviv if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Laviv during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Laviv?

    Laviv should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor. If you miss your scheduled treatment session, your Laviv cells will expire and must be thrown out. Contact your doctor to schedule a new treatment session.

  • How should I store Laviv?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.