Asparaginase Erwinia Chrysanthemi Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

To substitute for a dose of pegaspargase:
25,000 International Units/m2 intramuscularly three times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) for six doses for each planned dose of pegaspargase.

To substitute for a dose of native E. coli asparaginase:
25,000 International Units/m2 administered intramuscularly for each scheduled dose of native E. coli asparaginase within a treatment regimen.

Comments:
-Limit the volume of reconstitution at a single injection site to 2 mL; if reconstituted dose to be administered is greater than 2 mL, use multiple injection sites.
-If a partial vial is used, do not save or reuse the unused drug for later administration. Discard unused portions.

Use:
-Indicated as a component of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have developed hypersensitivity to E. coli-derived asparaginase.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

To substitute for a dose of pegaspargase:
25,000 International Units/m2 intramuscularly three times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) for six doses for each planned dose of pegaspargase.

To substitute for a dose of native E. coli asparaginase:
25,000 International Units/m2 administered intramuscularly for each scheduled dose of native E. coli asparaginase within a treatment.

Comments:
-Limit the volume of reconstitution at a single injection site to 2 mL; if reconstituted dose to be administered is greater than 2 mL, use multiple injection sites.
-If a partial vial is used, do not save or reuse the unused drug for later administration. Discard unused portions.

Uses:
-Indicated as a component of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have developed hypersensitivity to E. coli-derived asparaginase.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Storage requirements:
-Store unused or unopened vials and cartons at 36F to 46F (2C to 8C).
-Protect from light.

Reconstitution/preparation techniques: The manufacturer product information should be consulted.

Monitoring:
-Monitor glucose levels at baseline and periodically during treatment.

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