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 20-mg/kg body weight administered every 2 weeks as an intravenous infusion.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is a glycoprotein, prescribed for pompe disease. It works by replacing the enzyme alfa-glucosidase in the body.
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 heart or lung problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.
Store it in refrigerator (2° to 8°C), do not freeze it. Remove the required number of vials from the refrigerator and allow them to reach room temperature prior to reconstitution (approximately 30 minutes).