What is Cerezyme?

Cerezyme (imiglucerase) is used to treat  Gaucher (‘go-shay’) disease, a rare genetic condition that causes slow buildup of fatty toxins known as glucosylceramide in organs and tissues throughout the body. When unhealthy cells are found in the body, they get broken down by enzymes, releasing toxins that the body must dispose of. 

The GBA gene helps produce the enzymes in the body that break down and recycle these toxic substances. In Gaucher disease, there is a genetic mutation of the GBA gene, resulting in a build-up of harmful toxins. These abundant toxins begin damaging otherwise healthy tissues, causing organ swelling, vision problems, anemia, breathing problems, and fatigue. 

Cerezyme replaces the missing glucocerebrosidase enzyme to help rid the body of toxic waste. This improves blood, bone, organ, and other tissue problems. 

Cerezyme has been used for over 25 years and is the only enzyme replacement therapy that has shown long-term benefits and safety.  

What does Cerezyme treat?

  • Gaucher disease

Side Effects

  • Increased allergies
  • Back pain
  • Fever and chills
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Injection site reaction

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Infusion Duration

1-2 hours

Infusion Cycle

3 times a week or once every 2 weeks

What to Expect During Your Infusion

Before your infusion, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.

  1. Your dedicated Infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to the infusion therapy. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their Cerezyme infusion:

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNP’s & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

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