How to Take Alglucerase injection and Dose of Alglucerase injection


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

How to take Alglucerase injection


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

Adults and children 2 years of age and older.
IV - Initial dosage may be as little as 2.5 units/kg 3 times a week upto 60 units/kg as frequently as once a week or as infrequently as every 4 week.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an enzyme, prescribed for type I Gaucher disease, an inherited metabolic disorder.  

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of prostate cancer, any allergy, children especially less than 10 years old, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor liver function, kidney function, and blood counts regularly while taking this medication.
Extreme caution needed in children less than 2 years of age.

Storage Conditions  

Store it in refrigerator (2 - 8C).
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