Generic Name : Taliglucerase Alfa
International- Elelyso. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is an enzyme, prescribed for Type 1 Gaucher disease. It helps to decrease the harmful effects of the disease by breaking down glucocerebroside. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): None.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : IV - The recommended dose is 60 Units/kg administered every other week. How it should be taken : It comes as powder for injection (diluted with fluid), to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Side Effects :
Headache, chest pain or discomfort, weakness, fatigue, hives, redness, increased blood pressure, back pain, joint pain, and flushing.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store the medication as directed by your physician.
Comment & Contribute
Ask an Expert