Fabry disease can affect many parts of the body, including the kidneys, heart, nervous system, skin, eyes, and more. The effects of Fabry are highly variable.
“As a kid, I can remember getting cold rags in the middle of the night, or going into a cool bath, because my feet were burning, and my hands were burning so bad.”
Because Fabry disease has a wide range of symptoms in many parts of the body, every person’s experience with Fabry may be unique. It can cause many types of health issues that may get worse at different rates in different people and may ultimately affect lifespan. For this reason, many different healthcare providers may be involved in treating and monitoring people with Fabry disease.
See how the effects of Fabry can get worse over time, from cells, to organs, and to you.
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Before taking Galafold® (migalastat), tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take medicines or supplements containing caffeine as these medicines or supplements may affect how Galafold works.
How should I take Galafold?
Do not eat food, or take or drink any product that contains caffeine at least 2 hours before and 2 hours after taking Galafold to give a minimum 4 hour fast.
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.
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