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Medications

Idursulfase Injection

Brands: Elaprase

Uses

For metabolism disorder.

Instructions

This medicine is given as an IV injection into a vein.

This medicine is given gradually through the IV line.

This medicine should be given by a trained health care provider.

You must be monitored by a health care professional during and after each dose is given.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Tell your doctor or nurse right away if fever, chills, feeling of heat or flushing, dizziness, fainting, headache, nausea, rash or weakness develop while the medicine is being given. The medicine may need to be stopped or given at a slower rate.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • diarrhea
  • muscle pain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • severe allergic reaction
  • wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • swelling of the face, mouth, tongue or throat
  • fainting
  • feeling of heat or flushing
  • low blood pressure
  • itching
  • shortness of breath
  • blue-gray skin color

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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