Treatment of type I Gaucher disease that has caused anemia (eg, low red blood cell count), thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), bone disease, or enlargement of the liver or spleen.
Imiglucerase is an enzyme. It works by supplementing a deficiency of an enzyme that is found naturally in the body. Without the enzyme, substances accumulate in the liver, spleen, bone marrow, and sometimes the lung, kidney, and intestine, causing complications, such as anemia and thrombocytopenia.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Imiglucerase . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Imiglucerase . However, no specific interactions with Imiglucerase are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Imiglucerase may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Imiglucerase as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Imiglucerase .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Backache; chills; diarrhea; dizziness; fever; general body discomfort; headache; nausea; rash; stomach pain; swelling of the legs and feet; tiredness; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bluish skin discoloration; fast heartbeat.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Imiglucerase :
Imiglucerase is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Imiglucerase at home, store Imiglucerase as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Imiglucerase out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Imiglucerase . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.