|Other names||PRX-102, pegunigalsidase alfa-iwxj|
|Drug class||Enzyme replacement therapy|
|Main uses||Fabry disease|
|Side effects||Infusion-related reactions, allergic reactions, weakness|
|Typical dose||1 mg/kg q 2 wks|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||46110.58 g·mol−1|
Common side effects include infusion-related reactions, allergic reactions, and weakness. Other side effects may include kidney problems, specifically membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. It works as enzyme replacement therapy, being a modified form of α-galactosidase-A.
Pegunigalsidase alfa was approved for medical use in Europe and the United States in 2023. It is made by recombinant DNA technology. As of mid 2023 the cost was unclear in the United States.
The usual dose is 1 mg/kg every 2 weeks.
Society and culture
On 23 February 2023, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for the medicinal product Elfabrio, intended for the treatment of Fabry disease. The applicant for this medicinal product is Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. Elfabrio was approved for medical use in the European Union in May 2023.
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