Idursulfase (By injection)
Improves walking ability in people with Hunter syndrome.
Enzyme Replacement (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Idursulfase injection is used to treat Hunter syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis II, MPS II), a rare condition that is most often seen in males. Hunter syndrome is an inherited disease in which the breakdown of a certain chemical in the body (mucopolysaccharide) is defective due to the lack or absence of an enzyme called iduronate-2-sulfatase.
Idursulfase improves signs and symptoms in patients, especially walking capacity, by replacing the missing enzyme in Hunter syndrome.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Tell your doctor if you had an allergic reaction to idursulfase, because you might need other medicine or a different schedule to prevent a reaction.
This medicine may cause a serious allergic reaction up to 24 hours after you receive it.
Possible side effects
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Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Mild skin itching
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