Adagen

Drug List

Adagen

Drug Name

Adagen (Pegademase)

Manufactured By

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Treating severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID) in certain patients with adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency.

How To Use

Use Adagen as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. * Adagen is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Adagen at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Adagen. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions. * Do not use Adagen if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged. * Continue to use Adagen even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. * Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal. * If you miss a dose of Adagen, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Adagen.

Side Effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome: * Headache; pain or redness at the injection site. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: * Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); dark urine; severe or persistent tiredness or weakness; unusual bruising or bleeding. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Drug Interactions

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Adagen. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following: * 2'-deoxycoformycin because it may decrease Adagen's effectiveness * Vidarabine because its effectiveness may be decreased by Adagen This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Adagen may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

In Case of Overdose

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Adagen, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Storage

Adagen is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Adagen at home, store Adagen as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Adagen out of the reach of children and away from pets.