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Made from a genetically altered strain of yeast, Elitek is used to help control uric acid levels in people with leukemia, lymphoma, or cancerous solid tumors. Managing uric acid levels can help prevent dangerous problems like kidney failure, seizures, and even death. This medication is approved for use in both adults and children.
- Intravenous (IV) fluids to ensure a person remains adequately hydrated
- Treatments to reduce uric acid, especially if uric acid levels are high
- Frequent monitoring of electrolytes, such as phosphate, calcium, and potassium.