VELAGLUCERASE ALFA is a Schedule H drug.
Velaglucerase is a man-made form of an enzyme that occurs naturally in the body. It is used as an enzyme replacement in people with Type I Gaucher disease.Gaucher disease is a genetic condition in which the body lacks the enzyme needed to break down certain fatty materials.This medication improves blood, bone, liver, and spleen problems caused by Gaucher disease.Velaglucerase does not correct the genetic problem, and treatment must be continued for life.


VELAGLUCERASE ALFA is generally used to treat: Gaucher Disease Type 1
VELAGLUCERASE ALFA can address symptoms like: Easy Bleeding, Joint Pain, Weakness (generalized), Fatigue (tiredness), Easy Bruising, Body Broken Bones (multiple Fractures)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 4yrs

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)


  • You should not use velaglucerase alfa if you are allergic to it.
  • Velaglucerase alfa must be given slowly, and the IV infusion can take at least 1 hour to complete.Velaglucerase alfa is usually given every other week. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions very carefully.
  • Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any changes in weight.

Common Side-Effects

VELAGLUCERASE ALFA : Hives, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Pain, Head Headache, Dizziness, Fatigue (tiredness), Nausea, Abdomen Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain, Fever, Body Pain, Cough, Nasal Congestion, Runny Nose, Sneezing, Throat Soreness, Eyes Blurred Vision, Confusion, Fainting, Irregular Heartbeat, Nervousness, Ear Pounding, Redness

Serious Side-Effects

VELAGLUCERASE ALFA : Difficulty Breathing, Face Swelling, Loss Of Voice, Shortness Of Breath, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse), Body Excessive Sweating

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Refrigeration (Between 2 To 8 C)

Available Alternatives

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