Brand Name: Amphadase
Active Ingredient: hyaluronidase injection, USP
Strength(s): 150 USP units
Dosage Form(s): injection – not recommended for IV use
Company Name: Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Availability: Prescription only
*Date Approved by the FDA: October 26, 2004
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.

What is Amphadase used for?

Amphadase is an enzyme that is used:

*with certain other injected medicines to help them pass into the body faster
*to inject under the skin in a process to replace lost fluids in the body when a person is unable to eat or drink
*to help remove contrast dye from the body when given under the skin for a procedure called urography

Who should not use Amphadase?

Do not use Amphadase if you are allergic to Amphadase or any of the ingredients in Amphadase.

Special Warning(s) with Amphadase:

* Amphadase is not for use with all injected medicines.
* Amphadase should not be injected into or around an area that is infected because it may cause the infection to spread.
* Amphadase should not be used to reduce the swelling of bug bites or stings
* Amphadase should not be applied directly to the eye (cornea).
* Amphadase should not be injected into a vein because it will not work when used this way.

What should I tell my health care provider?

Tell your health care provider if you are pregnant, are trying to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

Tell your health care provider if you develop a rash, hives, itching, or swelling after being given Amphadase.

Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Amphadase and other medicines may interact with each other Especially tell your health care provider if you take:


What are some possible side effects of Amphadase? (This list is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Amphadase. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

Some common side effects with Amphadase include:

* injection site reactions (such as pain at the injection site)
* swelling
* itching

For more detailed information about Amphadase, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.