Generic Name : Galsulfase Pronunciation : gal-SUL-fase Therapeutic Classification : Endocrine and Metabolic Agents
International- Naglazyme. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an enzyme, prescribed for Mucopolysaccharidosis VI. It helps to decrease a substance, which causes problem in the body. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
IV- The recommended dose is 1 mg per kg of body weight administered once weekly. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of fever, lung or breathing disease, difficulty in breathing during sleep, oxygen deficiency, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children less than 5 years old, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Most Common - Difficulty in breathing, fever, chills, chest pain and respiratory distress.
Gastrointestinal - Abdominal pain and naval hernia.
Miscellaneous - Joint pain, eye inflammation, uneasiness, hearing impairment and rash.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it under refrigeration (2° to 8°C). Do not freeze it.
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