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Elitek

Overdosage
Contraindications

OVERDOSE

The maximum reported overdosage of Elitek (rasburicase) is a single dose of 1.3 mg/kg. No adverse events occurred in reported cases of overdosage. Monitor patients who receive an overdose and initiate supportive measures if required.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Elitek (rasburicase) is contraindicated in patients with a history of anaphylaxis or severe hypersensitivity to rasburicase or in patients with development of hemolytic reactions or methemoglobinemia with rasburicase [see Boxed Warning, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Elitek (rasburicase) is contraindicated in individuals deficient in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) [see Boxed Warning, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/2/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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