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It is used to treat the symptoms of mucopolysaccharidosis VI (also known as MPS VI or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome)
               



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What is this medicine?

GALSULFASE is an enzyme replacement. It is used to treat the symptoms of mucopolysaccharidosis VI (also known as MPS VI or Maroteaux- Lamy syndrome). This medicine is not a cure.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • fever or infection
  • sleep apnea
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to galsulfase, any human or hamster proteins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 5 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • chloroquine
  • gentamicin
  • hydroxychloroquine

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups.

You may take part in a Clinical Surveillance Program to better understand the effects of this medicine. Ask your doctor or other health care professional for more information.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • ear pain, infection
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever or chills
  • high blood pressure
  • snoring that disrupts sleep

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • aches and pains
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset
  • tiredness

               
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