my son accidently poked himself in his eye earlier today, it seemed ok afterwards but now he keeps complaining about it and it is very red and watering constantly. why do you think it is doing this?? ...
Treats Gaucher's disease (a lack of an enzyme that helps your body break down and use certain kinds of fat).
Before each injection, look carefully at the medicine.
If you see any solid pieces or if the medicine has changed color, you should not use that medicine.
Get a new bag or bottle of medicine.
If you get your IV at home, you should be given a special container for the used needles, medicine bags bottles, and tubes.
Keep it where children or pets cannot reach it.
Store the medicine the refrigerator.
Do not freeze.
You should not use the medicine after the expiration date on the bottle has passed.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
An IV injection is medicine that is put in your body through a vein.
Alglucerase should be given by a health professional or by a person who has been trained to give an IV injection.
It is usually injected slowly, over 1 to 2 hours.
Sometimes, you or a family member can be trained to give the medicine at home.
Avoid shaking the medicine bottle.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Wheezing or trouble breathing
Rash or hives
Swelling of your eyelids, lips, throat, or tongue
Painful stomach cramps
Swelling, redness, or pus in the skin where the IV needle is placed
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to alglucerase.
Use the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
You should not use two doses at the same time.
Talk with your doctor before using alglucerase if you have had prostate cancer.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
You may need to have your blood tested regularly to make sure the medicine is working and is not causing harmful side effects.
This medicine is made from human tissue that has been tested for viruses and treated to keep from spreading infections.
The risk of getting an infection from this medicine is very low, but cannot be completely eliminated.
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