Fabry is a rare disease caused by changes in the GLA gene, which may be referred to as mutations or variants.
People with Fabry disease have trouble breaking down and getting rid of certain fatty waste substances (substrates) in cells. This happens because of a variant in the GLA gene that leads to a deficient or absent enzyme called alpha-Gal A. When alpha-Gal A is present and functioning, it travels to the cell’s recycling center, called the lysosome, to break down the fatty substances in the cell.
In Fabry disease, without fully functioning alpha-Gal A, the fatty substances build up in the body, causing damage to tissues and organs.
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Fabry disease has a wide range of symptoms that may vary from person to person.
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What are the possible side effects of Galafold?
The most common side effects of Galafold include headache, stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, urinary tract infection, nausea, and fever.
These are not all the possible side effects of Galafold. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
What is Galafold?
Galafold is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Fabry disease who have a certain genetic change (variant) in the galactosidase alpha gene (GLA) that is responsive (amenable) to Galafold.
It is not known if Galafold is safe and effective in children.
You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to Amicus Therapeutics at 1-877-4AMICUS.
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