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Generic: pegaspargase
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This medicine is used to treat certain types of leukemia
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • confusion, agitation, or hallucinations
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • increased thirst
  • loss of appetite, nausea
  • nausea and vomiting
  • pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
  • problems with balance, walking, talking
  • seizures
  • stomach pain or swelling
  • sudden headache
  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • sweating
  • weight loss

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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