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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Rasburicase?

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• This medicine is used to prevent or treat high uric acid levels during cancer treatment.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

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

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Fever.

• Swelling.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.

• Diarrhea.

• Belly pain.

• Sore throat.

• Mouth irritation. Frequent mouth care with a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs and...