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What are the side effects of alglucerase injections?

Like most medications, alglucerase injections may cause certain side effects in some people. In rare cases, alglucerase injections may cause a severe allergic reaction that leads to difficulty breathing, swelling in the face or throat, and hives. If these symptoms develop, get medical attention right away. If you develop any symptoms of a reaction during the infusion process, be sure to tell your healthcare provider. These symptoms may include lightheadedness, dizziness, stomach pain, itchiness, or difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects of alglucerase injections may include fever, vomiting and pain or swelling at the injection site. Alglucerase may cause less severe side effects, including stomach discomfort, nausea, chills, and headache. Other side effects may be possible, so talk to your doctor if any new or unusual symptoms develop during or after an alglucerase injection.

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