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Alglucerase injection - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Jun 30, 2011
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Information about Alglucerase injection

Generic Name : Alglucerase injection
Pronunciation : al-GLOO-ser-ase
Latest prescription information about Alglucerase injection. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Enzymes
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Alglucerase injection

International- Ceredase.
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Why is Alglucerase injection Prescribed? (Indications)

Alglucerase injection is as an enzyme replacement therapy in patients diagnosed with type I Gaucherís disease, a genetic disorder with symptoms and signs of anemia or bleeding tendency, liver disorder, and bone disease.  

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When should Alglucerase injection not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Alglucerase injection?

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 up to 60 units/kg as frequently as once a week or as infrequently as every 4 week.

How should Alglucerase injection be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Alglucerase injection?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of prostate cancer, any allergy, children especially less than 10 years old, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

ē Monitor liver function, kidney function, and blood counts regularly while taking this medication.

ē Extreme caution needed in children less than 2 years of age.

What are the side effects of Alglucerase injection?

   Local : Discomfort, itching, burning, swelling and pus.
   Miscellaneous : Fever, abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, headache, swelling in the extremities and diarrhea.

What are the other precautions for Alglucerase injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Alglucerase injection?

Store it in refrigerator (2 - 8įC).

Last Updated : Jul 2018



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