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Rasburicase (Systemic)

Brand Names : Elitek, Fasturtec

Rasburicase | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

      More common

        Cracked lips; diarrhea; difficulty in swallowing; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue, or inside mouth

      Less common

        Abdominal pain; agitation; black or red, tarry, stools; bleeding gums; bluish color of fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds; changes in skin color; changes in vision; coma; confusion; convulsions (seizures); chest pain or discomfort; chills; cough; coughing that sometimes produces a pink, frothy sputum; coughing up blood; decreased urination; depression; dilated neck veins; dizziness; dry mouth; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fatigue; fever; headache; hostility; increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding; increased sweating; increased thirst; irritability; itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness or warmth on skin; lightheadedness; lower back or side pain; muscle twitching; nausea; no blood pressure or pulse; nosebleeds; pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back or neck; pain, tenderness, swelling of foot or leg; painful or difficult urination; pains in chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of legs; pale skin; paralysis; prolonged bleeding from cuts; red or dark brown urine; severe constipation; severe headaches of sudden onset; shortness of breath; skin rash; sneezing; sore throat; stopping of heart; stupor; sudden onset of shortness of breath for no apparent reason; sudden loss of coordination; sudden onset of slurred speech; sunken eyes; sweating; swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs; swollen glands; temporary blindness; thirst; tightness in chest; troubled breathing; unconsciousness; unexplained or unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomiting; weight gain; wheezing; wrinkled skin


        Back pain; hives; itching, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue; yellow eyes or skin.

    Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

      More common

        Difficulty having a bowel movement

      Less common

        Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles" , or tingling feelings; feeling of warmth; feeling unusually cold; redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest; shivering

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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