GENERIC NAME: ALGLUCERASE - INJECTION (al-GLUE-ser-aze)
BRAND NAME(S): Ceredase
USES: This medication is an enzyme used to replace a deficiency in persons with Gaucher's disease. The medication improves symptoms and reduces complications of the disease.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by infusion into a vein over a 1 to 2 hour period usually every 2 weeks. The frequency of dosing may be as often as every other day or only every 4 weeks based on your condition and response.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause mild fever, chills, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting or irritation at the injection site. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if your develop a skin rash, itching, wheezing, breathing trouble or chest pain while taking this medication. These may be signs of an allergic reaction. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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