Patients can expect the same trusted support from Sanofi
Sanofi’s support services represent our more than 35-year commitment to supporting the rare disease community. We are dedicated to our mission and will continue to provide the comprehensive support services that patients have relied on for years.
“At the end of the day, everybody has something they’re dealing with. But we’ll get through it if we use each other for support.”
a real NEXVIAZYME patient
There are numerous resources available to both healthcare providers and their patients to help contribute to their understanding of Pompe disease. Professional and patient organizations can help educate and bring together those in the Pompe community, and Sanofi offers years of expertise and resources for managing and living with this disease. Sanofi is committed to providing practitioners with information and access to resources that continue to help improve standards of care for patients with Pompe disease.
The Pompe Registry
This ongoing, observational database sponsored by Sanofi tracks the natural history and outcomes of patients with Pompe disease. All patients with Pompe disease are eligible for enrollment irrespective of their treatment status, and all physicians managing patients with Pompe disease are encouraged to learn about the Pompe Registry.
WARNING: SEVERE HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS, INFUSION-ASSOCIATED REACTIONS, and RISK OF ACUTE CARDIORESPIRATORY FAILURE IN SUSCEPTIBLE PATIENTS
Hypersensitivity Reactions including Anaphylaxis
Patients treated with NEXVIAZYME have experienced life-threatening hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis. Appropriate medical support measures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation equipment, should be readily available during NEXVIAZYME administration. If a severe hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) occurs, NEXVIAZYME should be discontinued immediately and appropriate medical treatment should be initiated. In patients with severe hypersensitivity reaction, a desensitization procedure to NEXVIAZYME may be considered.
Infusion-Associated Reactions (IARs)
Patients treated with NEXVIAZYME have experienced severe IARs. If severe IARs occur, consider immediate discontinuation of NEXVIAZYME, initiation of appropriate medical treatment, and the benefits and risks of readministering NEXVIAZYME following severe IARs. Patients with an acute underlying illness at the time of NEXVIAZYME infusion may be at greater risk for IARs. Patients with advanced Pompe disease may have compromised cardiac and respiratory function, which may predispose them to a higher risk of severe complications from IARs.
Risk of Acute Cardiorespiratory Failure in Susceptible Patients
Patients susceptible to fluid volume overload, or those with acute underlying respiratory illness or compromised cardiac or respiratory function for whom fluid restriction is indicated may be at risk of serious exacerbation of their cardiac or respiratory status during NEXVIAZYME infusion. More frequent monitoring of vitals should be performed during NEXVIAZYME infusion.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Hypersensitivity Reactions Including Anaphylaxis: See Boxed WARNING. Prior to NEXVIAZYME administration, consider pretreating with antihistamines, antipyretics, and/or corticosteroids. The risks and benefits of readministering NEXVIAZYME following severe hypersensitivity reaction (including anaphylaxis) should be considered. If a mild or moderate hypersensitivity reaction occurs, the infusion rate may be slowed or temporarily stopped.
Infusion-Associated Reactions: See Boxed WARNING. IARs may still occur in patients after receiving pretreatment. If mild or moderate IARs occur regardless of pretreatment, decreasing the infusion rate or temporarily stopping the infusion may ameliorate the symptoms.
Risk of Acute Cardiorespiratory Failure in Susceptible Patients: See Boxed WARNING.
The most common adverse reactions (>5%) were headache, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, arthralgia, dizziness, myalgia, pruritus, vomiting, dyspnea, erythema, paresthesia and urticaria.
NEXVIAZYME (avalglucosidase alfa-ngpt) is indicated for the treatment of patients 1 year of age and older with late-onset Pompe disease [lysosomal acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) deficiency].
Please see full Prescribing Information for complete details, including Boxed WARNING.