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General Information on Idursulfase

Generic Name : Idursulfase

Pronunciation : EYE dur SUL fase

Latest prescription information about Idursulfase. 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 : Enzyme Replacement Therapy

Trade Names/Brand Names of Idursulfase

International- Elaprase.

Why is Idursulfase Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a lysosomal enzyme, prescribed for Hunter syndrome. It provides a certain enzyme (iduronate-2-sulfatase) to the body.

When should Idursulfase not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Idursulfase?

IV- The recommended dosage regimen is 0.5 mg/kg of body weight administered every week as an intravenous infusion.

How should Idursulfase be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Idursulfase?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of fever, lung or breathing problems, respiratory tract infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Idursulfase?

  Most Serious: Anaphylactic and allergic reactions.
  Most Common: Irregular heart beat, blood clot in lungs, blue or purple coloration of the skin, respiratory failure, infection, joint pain, headache, fever, rash, itching, redness, hives and high blood pressure.
  Central Nervous System: Uneasiness, anxiety and irritability.

What are the other precautions for Idursulfase?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Idursulfase?

Store it in refrigerator (2C to 8C), do not freeze it.

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