About the Disease
Fabry disease belongs to a group of diseases known as lysosomal storage disorders. It is a rare inherited disorder of lipid (fat) metabolism which results from the deficient activity of the enzyme, alpha-galactosidase A (a-Gal A). This leads to a buildup of a particular type of fat in the body's cells, called globotriaosylceramide or GL-3, that affects many parts of the body. Signs and symptoms may include episodes of pain, particularly in the hands and feet, clusters of small, dark red spots on the skin, a decreased ability to sweat, cloudiness of the front part of the eye and hearing loss. Complications such as progressive kidney damage, heart attack, and stroke can be life-threatening.
About our Patient Care
Our dedicated Care Team will work with the physician's office and insurance on a patient's behalf so that our patients have more time to focus on their treatment and quality of life. We are here to listen, provide
counseling on treatment, including side-effect management, and assist with sourcing third-party financial assistance.
As part of treatment, we provide:
Dedicated Care Team
We provide prescribers and patients with a dedicated care team for each of our disease state programs. This includes a primary pharmacy contact, clinical education, side-effects management, scheduled refill calls, and a direct phone, fax and email address.
In-Home Patient- and Family-Centric Care
We administer a nationwide nursing network, allowing patients to pursue in-home treatment or receive training on self-administrated drugs. Our nurses are ideally positioned to establish a partnership with patients and their families in order to provide clinical education and coaching that strengthen the patient's capacity to achieve therapy goals.
Shipping and Coordination of Care
We provide free overnight delivery of medications and necessary medical supplies and manage the coordination of care between prescribers, sites of care, nurses and patients to ensure dispenses and drug delivery align with the date and location of service.
We successfully identify and assist enrolling patients into any and all manufacturer co-pay and foundation support programs in order to minimize a potential financial burden to patients given the high-cost of specialty medications.
24/7/365 Access to a Pharmacist
We provide prescribers and patients access to a pharmacist 24/7/365 to ensure patients are always cared for.
Fabrazyme (agalsidase beta
Brand Name | Fabrazyme
Manufacturer | Genzyme
Route of Administration | Intravenous (IV) infusion
Approved Indication | Treat patients with Fabry disease
Self-Administration | No
Product Website | www.fabrazyme.com