rasburicase (generic name)
Elitek (brand name)
It is used to prevent and to treat high levels of uric acid caused by cancer treatment
(ras BURE i kase)
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What is this medicine?RASBURICASE (ras BURE i kase) breaks down uric acid in the blood. It is used to prevent and to treat high levels of uric acid caused by cancer treatment.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 1 month old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What if I miss a dose?This does not apply.
What may interact with this medicine?
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. You will need to have regular blood tests during your treatment.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Where should I keep my medicine?This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.