Alglucerase Side Effects
Applies to alglucerase: intravenous solution
Since alglucerase is made from human tissue, it is possible that diseases caused by viruses could be passed on. Examples of such diseases are hepatitis and HIV infection. These problems have not been reported to date, however, and are unlikely since the tissue is tested before being used. If you have questions or concerns about this, check with your doctor.
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by alglucerase. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with alglucerase may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Less common:
- Abdominal discomfort
- nausea and vomiting
- swelling at place of injection
Not all side effects for alglucerase may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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- Drug class: lysosomal enzymes
Other brands: Ceredase
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