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ONCONASE 5000KU INJECTION

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Composition FOR ONCONASE

Asparaginase(5000 ku)

food interaction for ONCONASE

alcohol interaction for ONCONASE

pregnancy interaction for ONCONASE

lactation interaction for ONCONASE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Onconase 5000ku injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Onconase 5000ku injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Onconase 5000ku injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR ONCONASE

Asparaginase(5000 ku)

Uses

Onconase 5000ku injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer (acute lymphocytic leukemia)

How it 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.
 

Common side effects

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

SUBSTITUTES FOR ONCONASE

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Expert advice FOR ONCONASE

  • Asparaginase can also make you flush, breathe faster, or have a fruit-like breath. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
  • Do not receive a live vaccine (eg, measles, mumps) while you are taking asparaginase.
  • Do not take this drug if you are allergic to asparaginase or any of its ingredients.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you feel confused, drowsy, have excessive thirst or observe an increased frequency or volume of urination. 
  • If you are a patient with diabetes, monitor your blood sugar levels closely.
  • Ensure that you undergo periodic laboratory tests to monitor response to the therapy and any side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)