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Generic Name: Miglustat (mih-GLUE-stat)
Brand Name: Zavesca
Zavesca is used for:
Treating mild to moderate type I Gaucher disease in patients for whom enzyme replacement therapy is not appropriate.
Zavesca is a glucosylceramide synthase inhibitor. It works by blocking an enzyme that reduces the formation of certain chemicals in the body (glucosylceramide-based glycosphingolipids). This helps to relieve some of the blood, liver, spleen, and other organ problems caused by this disease.
Do NOT use Zavesca if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Zavesca :
Some medical conditions may interact with Zavesca . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Zavesca . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Zavesca 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.
How to use Zavesca :
Use Zavesca as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Zavesca .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Zavesca :
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:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include abnormal skin sensations; dizziness.Proper storage of Zavesca :
Store Zavesca at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep Zavesca out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Zavesca . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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