Brand Names : Elitek, Fasturtec
Precautions While Using This Medicine
your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check
with your doctor. This is especially important for children under two years
of age since they may have an increased level of side effects.
It is especially important to notify your healthcare
professional immediately if you have any signs or symptoms of an allergic
reaction, such as chest pain, dizziness, hives, skin rash, or trouble breathing.
Patients of African or Mediterranean ancestry are at higher risk of serious
side effects and should be carefully evaluated by their healthcare professional
before starting this medicine.
It is very important to use this medicine properly. The medicine must be
given over time, and not administered all at once. There is a very specific
5 day treatment regimen that must be followed, and chemotherapy must be started
4 to 24 hours after the first dose of rasburicase.