Elitek Medication Information

Elitek® (rasburicase) is a drug used to manage uric acid levels in people undergoing chemotherapy treatment for leukemia, lymphoma, or cancerous solid tumors. People who are going through these types of treatment have an increased risk for high levels of uric acid to accumulate in their body. Elitek helps to control these levels. By doing so, it may help prevent dangerous complications like seizures, a coma, or even death.
 
Elitek is given as a slow injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion). It is given once a day for up to five days. Most people who take this medicine tolerate it fairly well. However, side effects are possible and include anxiety, nausea, and vomiting.
 
Although this medication can be an effective way to control uric acid levels, it's important to review the safety information before starting treatment to help avoid potentially dangerous complications. You may not be able to receive this medicine if you have certain blood problems or allergies.
 
(Click Elitek for more information on this medication, including other safety warnings, how it works, what to do in cases of an overdose, and more.)
 
 

Elitek Medication Information

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