Taliglucerase is a man-made form of an enzyme that occurs naturally in the body. It is used as an enzyme replacement in people with Type I Gaucher disease. Gaucher disease is a genetic condition in which the body lacks the enzyme needed to break down certain fatty materials (lipids). Lipids can build up in the body, causing symptoms such as easy bruising or bleeding, weakness, anemia, bone or joint pain, enlarged liver or spleen, or weakened bones that are easily fractured. Taliglucerase may improve the condition of the liver, spleen, bones, and blood cells in people with Type I Gaucher disease. However, taliglucerase is not a cure for this condition. Taliglucerase may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Elelyso is a man-made type of enzyme that occurs naturally in the body that is used as an enzyme replacement in people with a disorder known as Gaucher disease. The disease is a genetic condition which the body usually lacks some enzyme that break down lipids. Elelyso improves some condition of the liver, bones cells and spleen in people with gaucher disease.