- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic side effects have happened during the infusion of this drug. Your child will be watched closely during and after the infusion. Tell the doctor right away if your child has a cough, skin redness, tightness in the throat, itching, flushing, blue skin, very bad dizziness or passing out, rash, shortness of breath, chest pain, upset stomach or throwing up, or stomach pain during the infusion.
- If you have lung or breathing problems, the chance of them getting worse may be raised. The chance may also be raised if you have a fever. These effects may be life-threatening. Talk with your doctor.
- It is used to treat mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA (MPS IVA or Morquio A syndrome).
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- 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.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your child avoid tasks or actions that call for alertness until you see how this drug affects your child. These are things like riding a bike, playing sports, or using items such as scissors, lawnmowers, electric scooters, toy cars, or motorized vehicles.
- Other drugs may be given to help with infusion side effects.
If your child is or may be sexually active:
- Your child may need to use birth control to prevent pregnancy while taking this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- 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 or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Swelling in the arms or legs.
- Neck pain.
- Back pain.
- Weakness, numbness, or tingling.
- Not able to move.
- Not able to control stools or urine.
- Fever or chills.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- 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 the doctor before giving your child any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- 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.