The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Agalsidase beta (Fabrazyme) for Fabry Disease
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Agalsidase beta (Fabrazyme Genzyme) has received accelerated approval from the FDA for treatment of patients with Fabry disease, an inherited lysosomal storage disease caused by deficiency of α-galactosidase A. Agalsidase beta is a recombinant form of human α-galactosidase A. This review provides an overview of this rare disease, including its clinical manifestations. The clinical trials conducted with the new drug are also described, as well as its adverse effects, dosage, and cost. Appropriate indications for use of Fabrazyme are summarized. ... more
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