Fabry Registry

The Fabry disease medical and patient communities are committed to increasing the understanding of Fabry disease, and improving the lives of those living with this rare disorder. Sanofi Genzyme is committed to working with those communities to provide the best resource to optimize this effort – the Fabry Registry.

The Fabry Registry, sponsored and administered by Sanofi Genzyme, is the largest international patient registry database dedicated to Fabry disease. Patients should be informed that the Fabry Registry has been established in order to better understand the variability and progression of Fabry disease in the population as a whole and in women specifically, and to monitor and evaluate long-term treatment effects of Fabrazyme. The Registry will also monitor the effect of Fabrazyme on pregnant women and their offspring. Patients should be encouraged to participate and advised that their participation is voluntary and may involve long-term follow-up.

Open Database

The Registry’s open database helps increase the understanding of Fabry disease by:

  • Providing individualized patient reports and informative clinical summaries
  • Encouraging physician collaboration and shared expertise
  • Facilitating important publications

Physicians may publish their own data or publish analyses on aggregate Registry data.

Board of Advisors

The Fabry Registry is led by a group of physicians with extensive experience in managing patients with Fabry disease.

Registry Integrity

The Fabry Registry maintains its integrity by a commitment to patient privacy and confidentiality, as well as a commitment to the quality of the data. To promote comprehensive data collection, the Fabry Registry is open to all patients with Fabry disease, regardless of treatment modality.

Confidentiality Assurance

Patient- and physician-identifiable information submitted to the Fabry Registry is maintained as confidential in accordance with applicable federal privacy regulations and state and local laws related to medical information.

Dedicated Registry Team

The Fabry Registry team is comprised of experienced healthcare professionals committed to the highest standards of excellence and ethics.

A Collective Commitment

Through the Fabry Registry, the Fabry disease community has access to an important resource on a disease that affects a small patient population. Management guidelines and publications from the Fabry Registry may contribute to:

  • Earlier diagnosis
  • Earlier intervention
  • Enhanced clinical evaluation and monitoring
  • Improved quality of care
  • Optimal patient outcomes

Building on the success of the Gaucher Registry, the Fabry Registry facilitates the advancement of patient care through the collective commitment and collaboration of its participants. Data submitted to the Fabry Registry directly contribute to an increased understanding of the natural history of Fabry disease (regardless of the selected treatment options), and may make a difference in the lives of Fabry disease patients all over the world.

Register or find out more

Call 617-591-5500 or toll-free 800-745-4447, ext.15500

Visit www.registryNXT.com

Indication and Usage

Fabrazyme® (agalsidase beta) is indicated for use in patients with Fabry disease. Fabrazyme reduces globotriaosylceramide (GL-3) deposition in capillary endothelium of the kidney and certain other cell types. The reduction of GL-3 inclusions suggests that Fabrazyme may ameliorate disease expression; however, the relationship of GL-3 inclusion reduction to specific clinical manifestations of Fabry disease has not been established.

Important Safety Information

Life-threatening anaphylactic and severe allergic reactions have been observed in patients during Fabrazyme infusions. In clinical trials and postmarketing safety experience, approximately 1% of patients developed anaphylactic or severe allergic reactions during Fabrazyme infusions. Reactions have included localized angioedema (including swelling of the face, mouth, and throat), bronchospasm, hypotension, generalized urticaria, dysphagia, rash, dyspnea, flushing, chest discomfort, pruritus, and nasal congestion. Interventions have included cardiopulmonary resuscitation, oxygen supplementation, IV fluids, hospitalization, and treatment with inhaled beta-adrenergic agonists, antihistamines, epinephrine, and IV corticosteroids. If severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions occur, immediately discontinue administration of Fabrazyme and provide necessary emergency treatment. Because of the potential for severe allergic reactions, appropriate medical support measures should be readily available when Fabrazyme is administered.

  • In patients experiencing infusion reactions, pretreatment with an antipyretic and antihistamine is recommended.
  • Infusion reactions occurred in some patients after receiving pretreatment with antipyretics, antihistamines, and oral steroids.
  • If an infusion reaction occurs, decreasing the infusion rate, temporarily stopping the infusion, and/or administrating additional antipyretics, antihistamines, and/or steroids may ameliorate the symptoms.
  • If severe infusion reactions occur, immediate discontinuation of the administration of Fabrazyme should be considered, and appropriate medical treatment should be initiated.
  • Severe reactions are generally managed with administration of antihistamines, corticosteroids, intravenous fluids, and/or oxygen when clinically indicated.
  • Because of the potential for severe infusion reactions, appropriate medical support measures should be readily available when Fabrazyme is administered.

Re-administration of Fabrazyme to patients who have previously experienced severe or serious allergic reactions to Fabrazyme should be done only after careful consideration of the risks and benefits of continued treatment, and only under the direct supervision of qualified personnel and with appropriate medical support measures readily available.

The most common adverse reactions reported are infusion reactions, some of which were severe. Infusion reactions occurred in approximately 50-55% of patients during Fabrazyme administration in clinical trials. Serious and/or frequently occurring (≥ 5% incidence) related adverse reactions consisted of one or more of the following: chills, fever, feeling hot or cold, dyspnea, nausea, flushing, headache, vomiting, paresthesia, fatigue, pruritus, pain in extremity, hypertension, chest pain, throat tightness, abdominal pain, dizziness, tachycardia, nasal congestion, diarrhea, edema peripheral, myalgia, back pain, pallor, bradycardia, urticaria, hypotension, face edema, rash, and somnolence.

  • Patients with advanced Fabry disease may have compromised cardiac function, which may predispose them to a higher risk of severe complications from infusion reactions. Patients with compromised cardiac function should be monitored closely if the decision is made to administer Fabrazyme.
  • Other serious adverse events reported in clinical studies included stroke, pain, ataxia, bradycardia, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, decreased cardiac output, vertigo, hypoacousia, and nephrotic syndrome. These adverse events also occur as manifestations of Fabry disease; an alteration in frequency or severity cannot be determined from the small numbers of patients studied.
  • Severe and serious infusion related reactions have been reported in postmarketing experience, some of which were life threatening including anaphylactic shock. In addition to the above adverse reactions, the following have been reported during postmarketing use of Fabrazyme: arthralgia, asthenia, erythema, hyperhidrosis, infusion site reaction, lacrimation increased, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, lymphadenopathy, hypoesthesia, oral hypoesthesia, palpitations, rhinorrhea, oxygen saturation decreased and hypoxia.
  • Adverse reactions (regardless of relationship) resulting in death reported in the postmarketing setting with Fabrazyme treatment included cardiorespiratory arrest, respiratory failure, cardiac failure, sepsis, cerebrovascular accident, myocardial infarction, renal failure, and pneumonia. Some of these reactions were reported in Fabry disease patients with significant underlying disease.

The safety and efficacy in patients younger than 8 years of age have not been evaluated.

Most patients who develop IgG antibodies do so within the first three months of exposure. IgG seroconversion in pediatric patients was associated with prolonged half-life of Fabrazyme, a phenomenon rarely observed in adult patients.

In clinical trials, a few patients developed IgE or skin test reactivity specific to Fabrazyme. Physicians should consider testing for IgE in patients who experienced suspected allergic reactions and consider the risks and benefits of continued treatment in patients with anti-Fabrazyme IgE antibodies.

Fabrazyme is available by prescription only. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088. You may also contact Sanofi Genzyme at 1-800-745-4447, option 2. To learn more, please see the full prescribing information (PDF) or contact Sanofi Genzyme at 1-800-745-4447.