Fabrazyme

Drug List

Fabrazyme

Drug Name

Fabrazyme (Agalsidase Beta)

Manufactured By

Genzyme Corporation

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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

Fabrazyme® (agalsidase beta) is indicated for use in patients with Fabry disease. Fabrazyme reduces globotriaosylceramide (GL‑3) deposition in capillary endothelium of the kidney and certain other cell types

How To Use

Fabrazyme is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection. Fabrazyme is usually given once every 2 weeks. Follow your doctor's instructions. While using agalsidase beta, you may need frequent medical tests.

Side Effects

skin rash, hives, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling); trouble swallowing, chest discomfort, difficult breathing, feeling light-headed; or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Many people have a severe reaction to the Fabrazyme infusion (side effects that occur during the injection). Tell your caregiver right away if you have any of these signs of an infusion reaction: fever, headache, chills, stuffy nose, muscle pain, back pain, dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling; pale skin, feeling hot or cold, itching, numbness or tingly feeling, swelling in your hands or feet; nausea, vomiting, tight feeling in your throat, stomach pain, diarrhea; chest pain, fast or slow heart rate, feeling short of breath; or a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.

Drug Interactions

Other drugs may interact with agalsidase beta, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

In Case of Overdose

Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

In Case of Missed Dose

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your Fabrazyme injection.

Storage

Refrigerate vials of Fabrazyme at 2° to 8°C (36° to 46°F). DO NOT USE Fabrazyme after the expiration date on the vial. Reconstituted and diluted solutions of Fabrazyme should be used immediately. This product contains no preservatives. If immediate use is not possible, the reconstituted and diluted solution may be stored for up to 24 hours at 2° to 8°C (36° to 46°F).