Pegademase Bovine

Pronounced

"peg-AD-e-mase"

Uses

Pegademase is used to treat a certain rare genetic immune system problem (severe combined immune deficiency disease-SCID). Pegademase replaces a certain natural substance (an enzyme called adenosine deaminase-ADA) that is missing in people with SCID. This medication increases the number of blood cells that prevent and fight infection (lymphocytes) by helping the body get rid of certain substances that kill lymphocytes.

This medication does not help immune system problems due to other causes (such as AIDS, bone marrow depression).

How to Use This Medication

See also Precautions and Notes sections.

This medication is given by injection into a muscle as directed by your doctor, usually once a week. Do not inject into a vein.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment. Use this medication on schedule so it will work well. Your doctor will order blood tests often to see how it is working for you and find the best dose for you. Keep all medical/lab appointments.

If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional and the product package. This product should be clear and colorless. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

Your immune system will usually improve slowly, and you should have fewer/less severe infections in 2 to 6 months.

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