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.
Along with its needed effects, alglucerase may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Some side effects of alglucerase may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Abdominal discomfort
- nausea and vomiting
- swelling at place of injection
Some side effects of alglucerase may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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- Drug class: lysosomal enzymes
Other brands: Ceredase
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