Asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi Side Effects

Not all side effects for asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi: intramuscular powder for solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

More common
  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • fever
  • hives or welts
  • hoarseness
  • irritation
  • itching
  • joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rash
  • redness of the skin
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing or swallowing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • wheezing
Less common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • bloating
  • blurred vision
  • chills
  • constipation
  • darkened urine
  • dry mouth
  • flushed, dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • indigestion
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  • pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • seizures
  • severe headaches of sudden onset
  • sudden loss of coordination
  • sudden onset of shortness of breath for no apparent reason
  • sudden onset of slurred speech
  • sudden vision changes
  • sweating
  • unexplained weight loss
  • vomiting
  • yellow eyes or skin
Rare
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • bruising
  • confusion
  • coughing or vomiting blood
  • headache
  • numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
  • persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
  • red streaks on the skin
  • swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site
  • trouble speaking, thinking, or walking

Some of the side effects that can occur with asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common
  • Diarrhea

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi: intramuscular powder for injection

Endocrine

Endocrine side effects have included pancreatitis.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have included coagulation abnormalities including thrombosis and hemorrhage.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions have included hypersensitivity reaction including anaphylaxis.

Metabolic

Laboratory abnormalities have included hyperglycemia and abnormal transaminases.

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