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Erwinaze

ERWINAZE
(asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi) Injection

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ERWINAZE (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi) contains an asparagine specific enzyme derived from Erwinia chrysanthemi. L-asparaginase is a tetrameric enzyme consisting of four identical subunits, each having a molecular weight of about 35 kDa. The activity of ERWINAZE is expressed in terms of International Units.

ERWINAZE is supplied as a sterile, lyophilized, white powder in vials. Each vial contains 10,000 International Units of asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi, and the following inactive ingredients: glucose monohydrate (5.0 mg), sodium chloride (0.5 mg).

What are the possible side effects of asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi (Erwinaze)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • any bleeding that will not stop;
  • fever;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • sudden...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/21/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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