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Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection

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Salt Composition : Asparaginase

Manufacturer : VHB LIFE SCIENCES INC

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: ‚āĻ1067.5
Price : ‚āĻ906
You Save : ‚āĻ162 (15%)

1 Vial(s)

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Introduction to Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection

Leucoginase 5000IU Injection contains L-asparaginase. It is used to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (cancer of white blood cells) in patients aged four months and above. In Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the white blood cells called lymphocytes multiply in an uncontrolled and abnormal manner. This disorder is also known as Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. 

This medicine should not be used if you have severe problems with your pancreas or allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine. Talk to your physician if you are a diabetic patient as this medicine contains glucose. The common side effects of Leucoginase 5000IU Injection are muscle pain, nausea, infections, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.  

Use effective birth control during the treatment with Leucoginase 5000IU Injection and for at least three months after the last dose. Women should use contraception methods other than oral contraceptives.


Uses of Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Therapeutic Effects of Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection

Cancer cells need a substance called asparagine to survive. Leucoginase  5000IU Injection works by lowering the levels of asparagine in the body.


Interaction of Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products that  you are taking or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Leucoginase 5000IU injection and can cause undesirable side effects.


More Information about Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection

  • Keep Leucoginase¬†5000IU¬†Injection out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store in a refrigerator (2¬įC to 8¬įC).

How to consume Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection

It will be given to you by your health care professional. Do not self-administer. Your physician will decide the dose and duration of your treatment based on the disease severity and other factors.


Safety Advices for Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection

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Pregnancy

  

You need to tell your physician if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking Leucoginase 5000IU Injection. it will be given to you if clearly needed.

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Breast Feeding

  

You must not breastfeed your baby during treatment with Leucoginase 5000IU Injection. You need to tell your physician if you are breastfeeding before taking this medicine. 

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Lungs

  

You need to tell your physician if you have any lung disorders before taking Leucoginase 5000IU Injection.

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Liver

  

You must tell your physician if you have any liver disorders before taking Leucoginase 5000IU Injection.

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Alcohol

  

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Leucoginase 5000IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.

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Driving

  

Leucoginase 5000IU Injection can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid driving if you are unwell.


Side Effects of Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them. 

Serious

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Bleeding
  • Liver and nervous problems
  • Pain near your stomach (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Blood clots in arm or leg
  • Pain, bruising, swelling, or hardening of the skin at the injection site

Common

  • Nausea
  • Muscle pain
  • Weight loss
  • Infections (fever, rapid heart rate, confusion, or a rash)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Inflammation of the digestive tract
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain, discomfort
  • Headache
  • Tiredness

Word of Advice

This injection should be administered only by the doctor or nurse. Inform the doctor if the patient has any allergic response, blood pressure, kidney or liver problems, and medication taken for different medical conditions. Consult the doctor if the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding mother before taking this medication. Avoid driving while taking this medication, as it can cause dizziness. Avoid handling heavy machinery as the patient may lack concentration.


FAQs

Q 1. Can Leucoginase 5000IU Injection affect blood glucose levels?

Yes, this medication can increase blood glucose levels as it contains glucose. Blood glucose levels should be monitored regularly while taking this medication.

Q 2. Can Leucoginase 5000IU Injection be self-administered?

No, this injection should be administered only by the doctor or nurse and not self-administered. Wrong injection techniques can lead to complications.

Q 3. Can I use Leucoginase 5000IU Injection while driving?

Avoid driving and handling heavy machinery while taking this medication, as it causes dizziness and lack of concentration.

Q 4. Is it safe to use Leucoginase 5000IU Injection during breastfeeding?

It is unsafe to use this medication during breastfeeding, and inform the doctor before taking this medication.

Q 5. Is Leucoginase 5000IU Injection a chemotherapy medication?

Yes, it is a chemotherapy medicine that is used to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (cancer of white blood cells).


Fact Box of Leucoginase 5000 I.u Injection

Molecule name: L-Asparaginase

Pharmacological class: Enzyme

Therapeutic class: Antitumor agent

Indications: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)


References

  1. Goodman & Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Cytotoxic agents, 12th edition, 2011, 1720.
  2. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Anticancer drugs, 7th edition, 2013, 869.
  3. Porton Biopharma Limited, Electronic medicines compendium (emc), [Revised on June 2021] [ Accessed on 9th August 2021], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.12340.pdf
  4. Merck & Co., Inc., US Food and Drug Administration, [Issued on 2000] [ Accessed on 5th August 2021], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2002/aspamer080102LB.pdf

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