What is VPRIV?

VPRIV is a brand-name prescription enzyme replacement medication used to treat type 1 Gaucher's disease. This is a condition characterized by a lack of a certain enzyme, which causes glucocerebroside to build up in the body, causing problems in various organs and body structures. VPRIV replaces the missing enzyme, thereby slowing the buildup of glucocerebroside. It is available as an intravenous infusion and should be administered once every two weeks. There is no generic version available at this time. The active ingredient in VPRIV is velaglucerase alfa. Your doctor will be able to determine if VPRIV is right for you.

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