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   Idursulfase

Idursulfase
(injection) (injectable)


Improves walking ability in people with an enzyme deficiency called mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II) or Hunter syndrome.

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Idursulfase
Elaprase
Uses
Improves walking ability in people with an enzyme deficiency called mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II) or Hunter syndrome.



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. The usual dose schedule for this medicine is one time each week.
  • The medicine is given slowly, so the needle will remain in place for more than an hour. A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.

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. Changes in vision. Chest pain, shortness of breath, or coughing up blood. Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat. Fever. Lightheadedness or fainting. Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed. Seizures. Swelling with pus. Trouble breathing, wheezing, or bluish-colored skin or nailbeds. Unusual tiredness or weakness.

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


Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have lung disease or any breathing problems. Some people who have used this medicine developed serious allergic reactions while receiving the medicine.
  • Ask your doctor about this if you have any concerns.

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