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Imiglucerase intraven.

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.





This medication is an enzyme used to replace a deficiency in persons with Gaucher's disease. The medication improves symptoms and reduces complications of the disease.

How To Use

This medication is given by injection into a vein over a 1 to 2 hour period. The frequency of dosing is based on your condition and response to treatment. Dosing may be as often as 3 times per week or as little as once every 2 weeks. Follow your doctor's directions carefully.

Side Effects

This medication may cause headache, nausea, stomach upset or dizziness. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, hives, swelling, flushing, dizziness, trouble breathing, chest pain. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, allergies (especially drug allergies). This drug may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

Try to use each dose as scheduled. If you miss a dose, consult your health care provider to establish a new dosing schedule. As with most medications, do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


This medication is prepared just prior to use. Vials are stored in the refrigerator. After reconstituting, discard any unused portion. Discard vial if particles or discoloration are present. Do not use after expiration date on the vial.