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    Information about Rasburicase

    Rasburicase uses

    Rasburicase is used for high uric acid due to cancer treatment.

    How rasburicase works

    Rasburicase works by causing a reaction with an enzyme that turns uric acid into an inactive substance (allantoin) thereby reducing uric acid levels.

    Common side effects of rasburicase

    Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Rash, Urticaria, Fever, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Rasburicase

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      Natco Pharma Ltd
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      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    Expert advice for Rasburicase

    • Rasburicase lowers uric acid levels in the blood which helps prevent kidney damage in cancer patients.
    • It is given in the hospital over a single 5 day period.
    • Serious allergic reactions are rare. If you experience difficulty breathing, chest pain, swelling in the face and throat, itching, or dizziness/lightheadedness, tell your doctor right away.

    Frequently asked questions for Rasburicase


    Q. Is Rasburicase a chemo drug/ cytotoxic?

    No. Rasburicase is not a chemo or cytotoxic drug.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)