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pegaspargase - injection, Oncaspar

GENERIC NAME: PEGASPARGASE - INJECTION (peg-ASP-are-gace)

BRAND NAME(S): Oncaspar

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

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.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein or a muscle by a health care professional. Dosage is based on your body size and response to treatment.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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