Drug: Erwinaze (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi)

What is asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi (Erwinaze)? Asparaginase is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi is used to treat acute lymphocytic lymphoma.Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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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 numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood;
  • pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs; or
  • high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss).
Less serious side effects may include:
  • mild nausea;
  • diarrhea; or
  • mild stomach pain.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi (Erwinaze)? There may be other drugs that can interact with asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Erwinaze)? Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

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