Calaspargase pegol-mknl Injection

Name: Calaspargase pegol-mknl Injection

What special precautions should I follow?

Before receiving calaspargase pegol-mknl injection,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to calaspargase pegol-mknl, pegaspargase (Oncaspar), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in calaspargase pegol-mknl injection. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor if you have or ever had pancreatitis (swelling of the pancreas), blood clots, or severe bleeding, especially if these happened during an earlier treatment with asparaginase (Elspar), asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi (Erwinaze) or pegaspargase (Oncaspar). Also tell your doctor if you have liver disease. Your doctor may not want you to receive calaspargase pegol-mknl.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You must take a pregnancy test before starting treatment. You should not become pregnant during your treatment with calaspargase pegol-mknl injection. You should use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy during your treatment with calaspargase pegol-mknl injection and for 3 months after your final dose. Calaspargase pegol-mknl may decrease the effectiveness of some oral contraceptives (birth control pills). You will need to use another form of birth control while receiving this medication. Talk to your doctor about other methods of birth control that will work for you. If you become pregnant while receiving calaspargase pegol-mknl injection, call your doctor immediately. Calaspargase pegol-mknl may harm the fetus.
  • tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You should not breast-feed during your treatment with calaspargase pegol-mknl injection and for 3 months after your final dose.

What other information should I know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your body's response to calaspargase pegol-mknl injection.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Asparlas®
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