Asparaginase
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Asparaginase?

(a SPEAR a ji nase)

• This medicine is used to treat leukemia.

• This medicine is used to treat lymphoma.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• If you have any circulation problems, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have pancreatic disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may bleed more easily. Be careful. Avoid injury. Use soft toothbrush, electric razor.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

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