Velaglucerase Alfa
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Velaglucerase Alfa?

(vel a GLOO ser ase AL fa)

• This medicine is used to treat Gaucher's disease.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Short-term discomfort after use.

• Fever, chills, itching, hives, chest pain or pressure, or shortness of breath during infusion.

• Headache.

• Dizziness.

• Belly pain.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin...

 
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