November 27, 2015
Recommended Topic Related To:


"Methylnaltrexone, which is approved for the treatment of opioid-related constipation, appears to extend survival in people receiving opioids for advanced cancer pain, according to new research.

Increasing evidence indicates that treat"...




The maximum reported overdosage of Elitek 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.


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

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/10/2015


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


Get the latest treatment options.