"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Erwinaze (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi) to treat patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), who have developed an allergy (hypersensitivity) to E. coli derived asparaginase and pega"...
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Some products that may interact with this drug include: efalizumab, natalizumab.
This product can affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as complete blood counts, liver function tests, amylase levels, blood sugar) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: It is important that you receive asparaginase as scheduled by your doctor. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor immediately to obtain a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Not applicable. This medication is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (US), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised December 2011. Copyright(c) 2011 First Databank, Inc.
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