What are the possible side effects of rasburicase (Elitek)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; chest pain or tightness, difficult breathing; fainting; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- change in your mental state;
- headache, tired feeling, dizziness;
- blue colored lips;
- feeling short of breath;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;
- seizure (convulsions);
- white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your...
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What are the precautions when taking rasburicase (Elitek)?
Also see the Warnings section.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult the doctor or pharmacist if you have: previous severe allergic reaction to this medication, certain metabolic conditions (e.g., G6PD deficiency), previous red blood cell damage (e.g., hemolysis, methemoglobinemia) with this medication.
Before using this medication, tell the doctor the medical history, especially of: kidney disease, dehydration.
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