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Leunase 5000IU Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Leunase 5000IU Injection is used in the treatment of some kinds of cancer of white blood cells (leukemia). It may also be used to treat other types of cancer as determined by your doctor. It may be used on its own, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

Leunase 5000IU Injection is given as an injection by the doctor, but try to have it the same time each day to make sure it has the best effect. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effect of this medicine includes breathlessness, rash, vomiting, angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), and nausea. It might cause increased blood sugar level, hence regular blood tests are required to monitor your blood sugar levels, response to the therapy and any side effects. It is advised that you drink extra fluids so that you pass more urine. This will help prevent bladder and kidney problems and keep your kidneys working well.

This medicine may lower your body's resistance and increasing the susceptibility to infections. Infections can sometimes be life threatening.  It is important to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant or fathering a child during treatment. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Leunase Injection

  • Blood cancer (Acute lymphocytic leukemia)

Side effects of Leunase Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Leunase

  • Breathlessness
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin)
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Low albumin level in blood
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Hives

How to use Leunase Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Leunase Injection works

Asparaginase belongs to class of medications called antineoplastic agents. Asparaginase is an enzyme that interferes with natural processes necessary for cancer cell growth, thereby killing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
 
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Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Leunase 5000IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Leunase 5000IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Leunase 5000IU Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Leunase 5000IU Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Leunase 5000IU Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Leunase 5000IU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Leunase 5000IU Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Leunase 5000IU Injection is given as an injection into the veins, muscles or under the skin by the healthcare provider.
  • It is advisable to drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated while taking this medication.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • You may need to have blood tests to monitor your blood cells,  liver function and kidney function during treatment.
  • It can cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Hence, monitor your blood sugar level regularly.
     

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Enzyme
Habit Forming
No

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References

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