Fabry disease is an X-linked genetic disorder. The disease is caused by a change in DNA, called a mutation or variant. This variant happens on the X chromosome, and can be passed down by either sex, so there may be more people in your family affected by Fabry than you think.
of the time, fathers pass Fabry to their daughters.
of the time, mothers pass Fabry to their children, male or female.
We know that people with Fabry may have feelings of guilt for possibly passing the disease on to their children. While those feelings are valid, it’s important to understand and accept that we can’t control our genetics. What you can control is how you care for yourself and your children once you know what you’re up against.
Next Up: About Galafold
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.
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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