Cerezyme Side Effects
Generic name: imiglucerase
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 3, 2020.
Note: This document contains side effect information about imiglucerase. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cerezyme.
For the Consumer
Applies to imiglucerase: intravenous powder for solution
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, imiglucerase (the active ingredient contained in Cerezyme) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of imiglucerase 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:
- Abdominal discomfort
- decrease in blood pressure, decrease in frequency of urination
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to imiglucerase: intravenous powder for injection
Experience in patients treated with this drug have revealed that about 13.8% of patients experienced adverse events which were judged to be related to administration and included discomfort, pruritus, burning, swelling, or sterile abscess at the site of venipuncture.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Discomfort, burning, swelling, sterile abscess
Frequency not reported: Pruritus[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abdominal cramping[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Tachycardia
Common (1% to 10%): Hypersensitivity reaction
Rare (less than 0.1%): Anaphylactoid reaction[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Backache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Arthralgia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Paresthesia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue, fever, chills
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rigors
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- Drug class: lysosomal enzymes
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Cerezyme (imiglucerase)." Genzyme Corporation, Cambridge, MA.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.