Erwinaze Side Effects
Generic Name: asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Erwinaze.
Not all side effects for Erwinaze 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 (the active ingredient contained in Erwinaze). 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
- difficulty with swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- hives or welts
- joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- 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
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- blurred vision
- darkened urine
- dry mouth
- flushed, dry skin
- fruit-like breath odor
- increased hunger
- increased thirst
- increased urination
- loss of appetite
- pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
- pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
- 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
- unexplained weight loss
- yellow eyes or skin
- Blood in the urine or stools
- coughing or vomiting blood
- 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
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi: intramuscular powder for injection
Endocrine side effects have included pancreatitis.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting.
Hematologic side effects have included coagulation abnormalities including thrombosis and hemorrhage.
Hypersensitivity reactions have included hypersensitivity reaction including anaphylaxis.
Laboratory abnormalities have included hyperglycemia and abnormal transaminases.
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