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Rasburicase

Information

Uses

Rasburicase is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, blood cancer, hemorrhagic cystitis and methotrexate toxicity.

How it works

Rasburicase, a urate-oxidase enzyme, works by eliminating the excess uric acid that is produced when cancer cells are destroyed.

Common side effects

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

Available Medicine

  • ₹43269
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹8800
    Natco Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe allergic reaction: swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other part of your body; shortness of breath, wheezing or breathing problems; rash, itching or hives.
  • Discontinue taking rasburicase if you develop hemolysis (abnormal break down of blood) or methemoglobinemia (abnormal blood pigment levels).
  • You may be monitored for uric acid level to decide the duration of treatment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

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 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)