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Taliglucerase Alfa (Intravenous route)tal-i-GLOO-ser-ase AL-fa
In the US: Elelyso
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Uses of This Medicine
Taliglucerase alfa injection is used for the long-term treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease. This disease is caused by the lack of a certain enzyme in the body called glucocerebrosidase. This enzyme is necessary for the body to use fats correctly, and fats will build up in certain areas of the body if the enzyme is not present. Taliglucerase alfa replaces the missing enzyme to help the body process fats.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered: