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What is Aldurazyme?

Aldurazyme is a prescription medication that's used to treat symptoms of a genetic condition called Hurler syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS1). People with this condition don't have a certain enzyme that's needed to break down sugars and proteins, so those substances build up and cause problems with the organs and bones, and problems with breathing and moving. Aldurazyme is a glycoprotein, which means it helps replace the enzyme that the body is missing. Because of this, it may help improve the ability to breathe and walk in people with Hurler syndrome. Aldurazyme is given as an injection by a healthcare professional at a clinic or hospital. It's usually given once a week, and infusions may take several hours. Talk to your doctor to determine whether Aldurazyme is right for you.

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