Generic Name: Glucarpidase (gloo KAR pid ase)
Brand Name: Voraxaze
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 4, 2020.
Uses of Voraxaze:
- It is used to treat high methotrexate levels.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Voraxaze?
- If you have an allergy to glucarpidase or any other part of Voraxaze (glucarpidase).
- If you are allergic to Voraxaze (glucarpidase); any part of Voraxaze (glucarpidase); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Voraxaze (glucarpidase) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Voraxaze?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Voraxaze (glucarpidase). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab workers know you use Voraxaze (glucarpidase).
- If you are also taking another drug called leucovorin, keep taking it as you were told by your doctor. Do not take leucovorin within 2 hours before or after a dose of Voraxaze (glucarpidase). Talk with your doctor.
- You may need to do other things to help treat high methotrexate levels. Talk with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Voraxaze) best taken?
Use Voraxaze (glucarpidase) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a vein.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Feeling hot.
What are some other side effects of Voraxaze?
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Voraxaze?
- If you need to store Voraxaze (glucarpidase) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Voraxaze (glucarpidase), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
More about Voraxaze (glucarpidase)
- Side Effects
- During Pregnancy
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- Pricing & Coupons
- En Español
- Drug class: antidotes
- FDA Approval History