Lundbeck | Asparaginase Injection (Medication)
Asparaginase belongs to the group of medicines known as enzymes. Asparaginase is used with other chemotherapy drugs to treat a certain type of acute lymphocytic leukemia. It works by killing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
This medicine is injected into a muscle or infused intravenously for 30 minutes by a healthcare into a hospital or medical clinic, usually 3 times a week. ...
As with any medicine, Asparaginase may cause side effects, among with its needed effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are persist or get worsen:nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, tiredness, fever, chills, headache, or dizziness.
Other more serious side effects, witch need medical care immediately, are:ongoing pain that begins in the stomach area, but may spread to the back; seizures; confusion; hallucinating; swelling of the face, arms, or legs; difficulty breathing; chest pain; yellowing of the skin or eyes; pain in the upper right part of the stomach; dark colored urine; frequent urination; or increased thirst. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:Pancreatitis, blood clots, or severe bleeding.
Because Asparaginase can cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can perform this activity safely.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...