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   Alglucosidase Alfa

Alglucosidase Alfa
(injection) (injectable)


Treats Pompe disease (deficiency in the enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase).

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Myozyme
 
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Alglucosidase Alfa
Myozyme
Uses
Treats Pompe disease (deficiency in the enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase).



How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Injectable. Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins. A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. Your doctor may have your name placed on a patient registry list.
  • Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Chest pain, trouble breathing. Ear pain or discharge, trouble hearing. Fast or slow heartbeat. Fever, chills, runny nose, cough, sore throat, and body aches. Lightheadedness or fainting. Shortness of breath, cold sweat, and bluish-colored skin. Swelling on the face or around your eyes. Tremors. Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to alglucosidase alfa.

Missed Dose
  • Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have recently been sick. A small number of people who have used this medicine developed serious allergic reactions.
  • Most of the cases include heart, lung, and/or skin problems.
  • Serious heart problems have also occurred in patients while receiving general anesthesia for catheter placement prior to receiving this medicine.

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