Generic Name: Onasemnogene Abeparvovcec Infusion (ON a SEM noe jeen A be PAR voe vek)
Brand Name: Zolgensma
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 5, 2019.
- Liver problems have happened with Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovcec infusion). The risk of liver problems may be higher if your child already has liver problems. Your child will need to have liver function checked as you have been told by your child's doctor.
Uses of Zolgensma:
- It is used to treat spinal muscular atrophy.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Zolgensma?
- If your child has an allergy to Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovcec infusion) or any part of Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovcec infusion).
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child's drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for your child to take Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovcec infusion) with all of his/her drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Zolgensma?
- Tell all of your child's health care providers that your child is taking Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovcec infusion). This includes your child's doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine is used with a steroid drug like prednisolone. Talk with your child's doctor before your child gets any vaccines.
- Take special care when handling and throwing away the patient's stools. Throw diapers away in household trash sealed in trash bags. Be sure to wash your hands well if coming into contact with stools. Do this for 1 month after your child gets Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovcec infusion). If you have questions, talk with your child's doctor.
How is this medicine (Zolgensma) best taken?
Give Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovcec infusion) as ordered by your child's doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your child's doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child's doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Runny nose.
- Sore throat.
What are some other side effects of Zolgensma?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child's doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother your child or do not go away:
- Throwing up.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child's doctor. Call your child's doctor for medical advice about side effects.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Zolgensma?
- If you need to store Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovcec infusion) at home, talk with your child's doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your child's symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child's doctor.
- Do not share your child's drug with others and do not give anyone else's drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child's drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child's doctor.
- Talk with your child's doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovcec infusion), please talk with your child's doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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