Myozyme treatment should be supervised by a physician experienced in the management of patients with Pompe disease or other inherited metabolic or neuromuscular diseases.
Posology: The recommended dosage regimen of alglucosidase alfa is 20 mg/kg of body weight administered once every 2 weeks.
Patient response to treatment should be routinely evaluated based on a comprehensive evaluation of all clinical manifestations of the disease.
Paediatric and Older people: There is no evidence for special considerations when Myozyme is administered to children, adolescents, or older people.
Patients with renal and hepatic impairment: The safety and efficacy of Myozyme in patients with renal or hepatic insufficiency have not been evaluated and no specific dosage regimen can be recommended for these patients.
Method of administration: Myozyme should be administered as an intravenous infusion.
Infusions should be administered incrementally. It is recommended that the infusion begin at an initial rate of 1 mg/kg/hr and be gradually increased by 2 mg/kg/hr every 30 minutes if there are no signs of infusion associated reactions (IARs) until a maximum rate of 7 mg/kg/hr is reached. IARs are described in Adverse Reactions.
For instructions on reconstitution and dilution of the medicinal product before administration, see Cautions for Usage.