Agalsidase beta treats Fabry disease. It is important not to miss a dose.
Agalsidase beta Overview
Agalsidase beta is a prescription medication used to treat Fabry disease. Agalsidase beta belongs to a group of drugs called enzymes. These work by replacing a missing enzyme that people with Fabry disease are missing known as alpha-galactosidase A.
This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.
Common side effects of agalsidase beta include chills, fever, changes in blood pressure, and nausea.
Agalsidase beta can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how agalsidase beta affects you.
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Uses of Agalsidase beta
Agalsidase beta is a prescription medication used to treat Fabry disease. Fabry disease is an inherited condition that can cause kidney failure, heart problems, and stroke.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Agalsidase beta Brand Names
Agalsidase beta may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Agalsidase beta Drug Class
Agalsidase beta is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Agalsidase beta
Serious side effects have been reported with agalsidase beta. See the "Drug Precautions" section.
Common side effects of agalsidase beta include:
- shortness of breath
- feeling hot or cold
- chest pain
- stomach pain
- throat tightness
- changes in heart rate
- swelling in the face and limbs
- back and muscle pain
- nasal congestion
- changes in blood pressure
This is not a complete list of agalsidase beta side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.