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idursulfase (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving idursulfase (Elaprase)?

You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to idursulfase.

Before receiving idursulfase, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have asthma or other breathing disorder.

You may be more likely to have a reaction to idursulfase if you have a breathing disorder. You may need to receive other medications to prevent an symptoms of a reaction to idursulfase. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Your name may need to be listed on a Hunter Outcome Survey while you are using this medication. The purpose of this registry is to track the progression of this disorder and the effects that idursulfase has on long-term treatment of Hunter syndrome.

FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether idursulfase passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is idursulfase given (Elaprase)?

Idursulfase is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. You will most likely receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting. Idursulfase is usually given once per week.

The medicine must be given slowly through an IV infusion, and can take up to 3 hours to complete.

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