How to Take Agalsidase and Dose of Agalsidase


Find out how to take Agalsidase (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Agalsidase


How it should be taken  

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

The recommended dosage is 1.0 mg/kg body weight infused every 2 weeks as an IV infusion.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

Agalsidase is glycoprotein. This is used to treat Fabry disease which is an inherited disease caused by the lack of an enzyme called alpha-galactosidase A in the body. This enzyme is necessary for the body.  It provides the enzyme alpha-galactosidase A to the body.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart or lung problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

Store it in refrigerator (2-8C). Do not freeze it.

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