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General Information on Pegaspargase

Generic Name : Pegaspargase

Pronunciation : peg-AS-par-jase

Latest prescription information about Pegaspargase. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Enzymes

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pegaspargase

International- Oncaspar.

Why is Pegaspargase Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It stops or slows the growth of cancer cells.

When should Pegaspargase not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with serious blood clots, bleeding disorder, chickenpox, shingles, or inflammation of the pancreas, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Pegaspargase?

IM/IV- The recommended dose is 2,500 IU/m2.

How should Pegaspargase be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pegaspargase?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver problems, bone marrow problems, sugar, infection, undergoing radiation therapy, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may raise blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

What are the side effects of Pegaspargase?

   Most Common : Allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis), increased sugar, blood clotting disorder, increase in liver enzyme, inflammation of pancreas, and stroke.

What are the other precautions for Pegaspargase?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Pegaspargase?

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C), do not freeze it.

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