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What should I know before getting alglucerase injections?

Before getting alglucerase injections, you should know some safety information about this medication. It's important to keep in mind that alglucerase may help improve symptoms of type I Gaucher disease, but it is not a cure. Alglucerase injections are a long-term treatment method for helping to improve the conditions of the bones, blood, liver, and spleen in people with Gaucher disease. It's also important to know that the infusion process may cause a reaction in some people. Your healthcare provider will be monitoring you during this process, but be sure to let them know if you feel lightheaded or develop a rash, stomach pain, or breathing difficulty during the infusion.

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