rasburicase - injection, Elitek

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GENERIC NAME: RASBURICASE - INJECTION (ras-BURE-i-kase)

BRAND NAME(S): Elitek

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

WARNING: This drug can cause a severe allergic reaction. If you develop new symptoms such as chest pain, trouble breathing, severe dizziness, or rash/hives, stop using this medication and seek immediate medical attention. Do not restart this medication if this severe allergic reaction has occurred. Consult the doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Do not take this medication if you have a metabolic condition called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency because it can severely damage your red blood cells leading to anemia (hemolysis). If you are of African or Mediterranean descent, you may be at higher risk for G6PD deficiency and you should be tested to see if you have this condition before starting this medication.

This medication can cause a condition that affects the ability of your red blood cells to carry oxygen (methemoglobinemia). Do not restart this medication if this effect occurs; consult the doctor for details.

This medication can interfere with accurate measurement of uric acid in the blood, resulting in falsely low levels (see Drug Interactions section). Be sure to tell all laboratory personnel that you are using this drug.

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