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Pegloticase Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with pegloticase:

Major

Pegloticase/Rasburicase (Includes Pegloticase) ↔ G6Pd Deficiency

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: G-6-PD Deficiency

The antihyperuricemic agents pegloticase and rasburicase are contraindicated in patients deficient in glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase (G6PD), as these have shown to cause severe hemolytic reactions and methemoglobinemia. Patients at high risk of G6PD deficiency such as patients of African, Mediterranean or Southern Asian ancestry, should be screened prior to starting treatment. Treatment with any of these drugs should be discontinued immediately and permanently in any patient developing hemolysis or methemoglobinemia.

Moderate

Pegloticase (Includes Pegloticase) ↔ Congestive Heart Failure

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Congestive Heart Failure

Pegloticase has not been formally studied in patients with congestive heart failure, and some patients in clinical trials have experienced exacerbation. Caution should be exercised when using pegloticase in these patients and close monitoring following the infusion is recommended.

pegloticase drug Interactions

There are 13 drug interactions with pegloticase

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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