How to Take Alglucosidase and Dose of Alglucosidase


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

How to take Alglucosidase


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) 

Hypersensitivity.

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.

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 heart or lung problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C), 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).

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