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Idursulfase
Specialty Drug

Elaprase

IDURSULFASE is used to replace an enzyme that is missing in patients with Hunter syndrome. It is not a cure. Compare enzyme replacement therapies.
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Idursulfase Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

You can be a part of a registry for patients with Hunter syndrome. This registry may ask for information over a long time. Ask your healthcare professional for more information.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Bone or muscle pain

chest pain

chills

cough

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

feeling of warmth

fever

headache

hives or welts

itching

rash

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

redness of the skin

sneezing

sore throat

tightness in the chest

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Blurred vision

confusion

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

sweating

Incidence not known

Difficulty with swallowing

dilated neck veins

extreme fatigue

heart stops

irregular breathing

no breathing

no pulse or blood pressure

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

unconscious

weight gain

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Change in hearing

diarrhea

ear drainage

earache or pain in the ear

Less common

Nausea

vomiting

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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