Elaprase launched for Hunter syndrome

Shire has launched Elaprase (idursulfase), indicated for the long-term treatment of patients with Hunter syndrome (also known as mucopolysaccharidosis II).

Elaprase is administered at a dose of 0.5mg/kg weekly by intravenous infusion over three hours. The infusion time can be gradually reduced to one hour if no infusion-associated reactions occur.

Idursulfase is the first human enzyme replacement therapy for Hunter syndrome. It is supplied in single vial packs, each vial containing 6mg of idursulfase in 3ml concentrate for solution for infusion.

Further information: Shire 01256 894000

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