alglucerase-injection, Ceredase (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, allergies. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

NOTES: This medication is prepared from human donor tissue; thus, there is a risk of viral contamination. However, manufacturing processes and quality testing reduces this risk. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your health care provider.

MISSED DOSE: Try to use each dose as scheduled. If you miss a dose, consult your health care provider to establish a new dosing schedule. As with most medications, do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: This medication is prepared just prior to use. Containers are stored in the refrigerator. Do not shake the container. After reconstituting, discard any unused portion. Discard container if particles or discoloration are present. Do not use after expiration date on vial.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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