ZAVESCA has been proven to deliver important benefits. However, keep in mind that it may take some time to work in ways you can notice. Individual results may vary. Even though some people taking ZAVESCA may not feel better right away, they can experience benefits that their doctors can measure.
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What should you know about taking ZAVESCA? Find answers to your most common questions here.
ZAVESCA is a prescription medicine taken by mouth for adults with mild to moderate type 1 Gaucher disease. ZAVESCA is used only in people who cannot be treated with enzyme replacement therapy.
It is not known if ZAVESCA is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and other dietary supplements. Some medicines may affect ZAVESCA. ZAVESCA may affect other medicines.
Problems affecting your nerves (neurologic problems):
New or worse hand tremors (shaky movements). Tremors may begin within the first month of starting treatment. Sometimes the tremors may go away between 1 to 3 months with continued treatment. Sometimes a lower dose or stopping ZAVESCA is needed to help the tremors go away. Call your doctor if you get hand tremors while taking ZAVESCA or the hand tremors you already have get worse.
Numbness and tingling in your hands, arms, legs, or feet (peripheral neuropathy). Call your doctor right away if you get numbness or tingling in your arms or legs.
Your doctor may test your nerves (neurological exam) before you start ZAVESCA and may repeat this procedure at a later time.
The most common side effects of ZAVESCA are:
Call your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the side effects with ZAVESCA. For more information, ask your doctor or your pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA 1088.
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