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Agalsidase beta (Injection)

Agalsidase Beta (aye-GAL-si-days BAY-ta)

Treats Fabry disease.

Brand Name(s):

Fabrazyme

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to agalsidase.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
  • Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

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

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of heart problems.
  • Your doctor might give you a medicine to prevent fever before you receive your treatment.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

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

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Chest pain, fast or uneven heartbeat, trouble breathing, dizziness
  • Fever or chills, or feeling cold
  • Rash on your body, or redness, pain, or swelling where the IV is given
  • Pain in your arms or legs
  • Stomach pain
  • Swelling of your lips or ears
  • Unusual tiredness

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Mild nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle, bone, back, or joint pain
  • Ringing in your ears

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 9/4/2014


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