- It is used to treat Gaucher’s disease.
- If you have an allergy to taliglucerase or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Have your blood work checked. Talk with your doctor.
- Some people have unsafe allergic effects or bad side effects during the infusion or within 3 hours of the infusion. Talk with the doctor.
- Other drugs may be given before this drug to help avoid side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- 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.
- Shortness of breath.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Swelling in the arms or legs.
- Trouble passing urine.
- Pain when passing urine.
- Passing urine more often.
- Change in color of skin to a bluish color like on the lips, nail beds, fingers, or toes.
- Very bad headache.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Muscle or joint pain.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Sore throat.
- Runny nose.
- Stuffy nose.
- Flu-like signs.
- Pain in arms or legs.
- Back pain.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- It is given as a shot into a vein over a period of time.
- Call the doctor to find out what to do.
- This drug will be given to you in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or 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 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.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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