ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable)

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ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable)

ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


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ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Alglucerase (al-GLOO-ser-ace) Treats Gaucher's disease (a lack of an enzyme that helps your body break down and use certain kinds of fat).

When To Not Use ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to alglucerase.

How Should You Use ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
  • An IV injection is medicine that is put in your body through a vein.
  • Alglucerase should be given by a health professional or by a person who has been trained to give an IV injection. It is usually injected slowly, over 1 to 2 hours.
  • Sometimes, you or a family member can be trained to give the medicine at home.
  • Avoid shaking the medicine bottle.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using alglucerase if you have had prostate cancer.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • You may need to have your blood tested regularly to make sure the medicine is working and is not causing harmful side effects.
  • This medicine is made from human tissue that has been tested for viruses and treated to keep from spreading infections. The risk of getting an infection from this medicine is very low, but cannot be completely eliminated. Talk with your doctor if you have questions.

ALGLUCERASE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Rash or hives
  • Swelling of your eyelids, lips, throat, or tongue
  • Painful stomach cramps
  • Fainting
  • Swelling, redness, or pus in the skin where the IV needle is placed
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Itching or burning in the skin where the IV needle is placed
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Mild fever or chills
  • Nausea, vomiting

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