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What medicines can you take for Gaucher disease?

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Gaucher disease can lead to enlarged liver and spleen, bone problems, and other symptoms. Treatment for adults with type 1 Gaucher, the most common form, include:

  • Enzyme replacement therapy to shrink the size of your liver or spleen
  • Drugs called bisphosphonates to help strengthen weakened bones
  • Kids and adults may take over-the-counter of prescription drugs for pain
  • Antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and muscle relaxers may also help with pain

From: Treatments for Gaucher Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Gaucher Disease: Treatments and drugs."

National Gaucher Foundation.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

Gaucher Association: "What is Type 3 Gaucher Disease?"

Genetic Disease Foundation.

Eghbali-Fatourechi, G. , published online December 2014. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

National Gaucher Foundation of Canada: "Treatment Options."

Cochrane Review 2017.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 05, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Gaucher Disease: Treatments and drugs."

National Gaucher Foundation.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

Gaucher Association: "What is Type 3 Gaucher Disease?"

Genetic Disease Foundation.

Eghbali-Fatourechi, G. , published online December 2014. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

National Gaucher Foundation of Canada: "Treatment Options."

Cochrane Review 2017.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 05, 2018

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