Information about Rasburicase

Rasburicase Uses

Rasburicase is used in the treatment of high uric acid due to chemotherapy.

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, Fever, Diarrhea, Anxiety, Constipation, Peripheral edema, Abdominal pain, Decreased phosphate level in blood, Pharyngolaryngeal pain, Increased alanine aminotransferase
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Available Medicine for Rasburicase

RasburnatNatco Pharma Ltd
88001 variant(s)
RasbyIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
88001 variant(s)
RascasSayre Therapeutics Pvt Ltd
105601 variant(s)
RasuricAureate Healthcare Pvt Ltd
71251 variant(s)
RascaseSayre Therapeutics Pvt Ltd
105601 variant(s)
RasbelonCelon Laboratories Ltd
81001 variant(s)

Expert advice for Rasburicase

  • Rasburicase lowers uric acid levels in the blood which helps prevent kidney damage in cancer patients.
  • It is injected slowly into a vein.
  • It is given once a day, for up to 7 days.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests doneto check the levels of uric acid during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you experience difficulty breathing, chest pain, swelling in the face and throat, itching, or dizziness.

Frequently asked questions for Rasburicase


Q. Is Rasburicase a chemo drug/ cytotoxic?

No. Rasburicase is not a chemo or cytotoxic drug.


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