Laronidase is prescribed in response to a genetic disorder called Hurler’s syndrome. Hurler’s syndrome interferes with the body’s ability to break down sugar and proteins. This medication does not cure this syndrome, but provides relief for some of the symptoms so that patients with this disease can walk more easily and breathe better.
This medication can provoke a severe allergic reaction. Patients should be monitored in the hospital right after taking this drug for swelling of the face, throat or tongue and difficulty breathing. This medication can also cause respiratory distress for patients who have compromised respiratory systems.