くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 9/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
LEUNASE Injection 10000
 Active ingredient:
L-Asparaginase
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine destroys tumor cells by blood asparagine depletion and inhibiting protein synthesis in tumor cells.
It is usually used to treat acute leukemia and malignant lymphoma.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have pancreatitis or have a history of it.
    If you have hepatic disorder, renal disorder, myelosuppresion, infection or chickenpox.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, administer by intravenous infusion or intramuscular injection.
  • Duration of administration may vary by other concomitant drug and your condition. Ask your doctor about your dosing schedule.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, hyperammonemia and shock. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • chill, palpitation, cold sweat, grow pale [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • headache, nausea, vomiting, difficult to speak [serious coagulopathy such as cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral infarction and pulmonary hemorrhage]
  • fever, nausea, vomiting, sudden severe abdominal pain [serious acute pancreatitis]
  • general malaise, weight loss, dry mouth and thirst [diabetes due to pancreatic endocrinopathy (inflammation of Langerhans' islet)]
  • decreased consciousness, impaired mind, flapping tremor in hands [hyperammonemia with consciousness disturbance]
  • convulsion, visual disturbance, impaired judgment [encephalopathy (including reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome), coma, consciousness disturbance, disorientation, etc.]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the white of eyes [serious hepatic damage such as hepatic failure]
  • vomiting, loss of consciousness, headache [organic disorder of brain]
  • general malaise, fever, nasal bleeding [bone marrow depression]
  • cold-like symptoms, general malaise, fever [severe infections such as pneumonia and sepsis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.