pegaspargase - injection, Oncaspar
GENERIC NAME: PEGASPARGASE - INJECTION (peg-ASP-are-gace)
BRAND NAME(S): Oncaspar
USES: This medication is usually used with other anti-cancer (chemotherapy) drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), especially in patients who are allergic to L-asparaginase. It works by starving tumor cells of a certain amino acid (asparagine), causing the tumor cells to die.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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