Information about Rasburicase

    Rasburicase uses

    Rasburicase is used in the treatment and prevention of high blood levels of uric acid.

    How rasburicase works

    Rasburicase works by removing excess uric acid from the body, which is produced when cancer cells are destroyed during chemotherapy.

    Common side effects of rasburicase

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

    Available Medicine for Rasburicase

    • ₹43269
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹8100
      Celon Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹8800
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹8800
      Natco Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Rasburicase

    • 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 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 14 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)