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General Information on Galsulfase

Generic Name : Galsulfase

Pronunciation : gal-SUL-fase

Latest prescription information about Galsulfase. 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, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Endocrine and Metabolic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Galsulfase

International- Naglazyme.

Why is Galsulfase Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an enzyme, prescribed for Mucopolysaccharidosis VI. It helps to decrease a substance, which causes problem in the body.

When should Galsulfase not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Galsulfase?

IV- The recommended dose is 1 mg per kg of body weight administered once weekly.

How should Galsulfase 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 Galsulfase?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of fever, lung or breathing disease, difficulty in breathing during sleep, oxygen deficiency, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children less than 5 years old, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Galsulfase?

   Most Common : Difficulty in breathing, fever, chills, chest pain and respiratory distress.
   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain and naval hernia.
   Miscellaneous : Joint pain, eye inflammation, uneasiness, hearing impairment and rash.

What are the other precautions for Galsulfase?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Galsulfase?

Store it under refrigeration (2 to 8C). Do not freeze it.

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