Meet Your Case Manager, Shontae

My Experience

I have more than 12 years of experience providing case management to the rare disease community.

My Inspiration

I’m an advocate for self-care. I believe that we can’t be resilient if we aren’t practicing self-care. As an Alnylam Case Manager, I am able to help patients overcome barriers and explore ways to access care. My decision to remain positive in challenging times and witness the benefit of that attitude inspires me every day.

Why I Love What I Do

I love helping people who feel stuck by guiding them through their individual healthcare challenges.

My Superpower

Resilience. It is when we feel our weakest that we must be our strongest.

Favorite Things

I participate in initiatives for women to address the issues that threaten their ability to practice self-care. In these settings, we explore ways to practice self-care and identify the behaviors (like guilt) that make it difficult.

As a social worker for the state, I served a population during their most vulnerable and challenging times. This experience led me down the path to continue helping people in need.

 

Shontae, Case Manager

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Once you and your healthcare team decide to begin treatment with GIVLAARI, we'll work with them to start the process.

How to Get Started

Call Shontae

1-833-256-2748

Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm ET

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not use GIVLAARITM (givosiran) if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to GIVLAARI.

GIVLAARI can cause:

Severe allergic reaction

Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you experience any of the following signs or symptoms of a severe allergic reaction during treatment:

Swelling – mainly of the lips, tongue or throat which makes it difficult to swallow or breathe
  Breathing problems or wheezing
  Feeling dizzy or fainting
  Rash or hives
  Itching

If you have a severe allergic reaction, your doctor or nurse will stop using GIVLAARI treatment right away and you may need to take other medicines to control the symptoms.

Liver problems

Your doctor will check your liver function by doing blood tests:

Before you start using GIVLAARI
  Once a month for the first 6 months of treatment
  And when they think it is needed

If these tests show abnormal results, your doctor or nurse will decide whether to temporarily interrupt or stop treatment with GIVLAARI.

Kidney problems

Your doctor will check how your kidneys are working while you are using GIVLAARI.

Injection site reactions

GIVLAARI is given as an injection under the skin (called a "subcutaneous injection"). Reactions to this injection may happen during treatment with GIVLAARI.

Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you experience any of the following symptoms of an injection site reaction during treatment: redness, pain, itchiness, rash, discoloration, or swelling around the injection site.

What are the common side effects of GIVLAARI?

The most common side effects of GIVLAARI are nausea and injection site reactions. These are not all the possible side effects of GIVLAARI. Talk to your doctor about side effects that you experience. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is GIVLAARI?

GIVLAARI is a prescription medicine used to treat acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) in adults.

For additional information about GIVLAARI, please see full Prescribing Information.