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Generic Name: Imiglucerase (eye-mih-GLOO-ser-ace)
Brand Name: Cerezyme
Cerezyme is used for:
Treatment of type I Gaucher disease that has caused anemia (eg, low red blood cell count), thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), bone disease, or enlargement of the liver or spleen.
Cerezyme is an enzyme. It works by supplementing a deficiency of an enzyme that is found naturally in the body. Without the enzyme, substances accumulate in the liver, spleen, bone marrow, and sometimes the lung, kidney, and intestine, causing complications, such as anemia and thrombocytopenia.
Do NOT use Cerezyme if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Cerezyme :
Some medical conditions may interact with Cerezyme . 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 Cerezyme . However, no specific interactions with Cerezyme are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Cerezyme 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 Cerezyme :
Use Cerezyme 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 Cerezyme .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Cerezyme :
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.Proper storage of Cerezyme :
Cerezyme is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Cerezyme at home, store Cerezyme as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Cerezyme out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Cerezyme . 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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