This medication is used to prevent high blood levels of uric acid from occurring in children with cancer (e.g., leukemia, lymphoma, solid malignant tumors) who are about to receive cancer chemotherapy treatment. When chemotherapy is given, cancer cells are destroyed, releasing large amounts of uric acid into the bloodstream. This medication allows uric acid to more easily be removed from the body by the kidneys.
How to use Rasburicase Solution, Reconstituted (Recon Soln)
This medication is given by injection into a vein, usually over 30 minutes, or as directed by your doctor. Rasburicase is given once a day for 5 days. Timing of cancer chemotherapy and rasburicase doses is important. Chemotherapy is usually started 4 to 24 hours after the first dose of rasburicase.
Fluids are also given into the vein with this medication to help decrease your uric acid levels.
Rasburicase Side Effects
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Vomiting, nausea, headache, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, mouth sores/ulcers or rash may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: persistent sore throat, fever, chills.
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: weakness, yellowing eyes and skin, dark urine, blue or gray skin color.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact the doctor or pharmacist.
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Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: certain metabolic conditions (e.g., G6PD deficiency), previous red blood cell damage (e.g., hemolysis, methemoglobinemia) with this medication, kidney disease, dehydration.
Caution is advised when using this drug in children less than 2 years old because they may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug and for 2 weeks after stopping treatment.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
A product that may interact with this drug is: allopurinol.
This medication can interfere with the uric acid in the blood sample tubes when the tubes remain at room temperature, therefore leading to falsely low uric acid results. Laboratory personnel must follow special procedures to process the blood sample.
Note: We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice.
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