Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi
Erwinaze is injected into a muscle. Some people develop a life-threatening allergic reaction to asparaginase. You will need to receive this medicine in a hospital or clinic setting to quickly treat any serious side effects that occur.
Erwinaze is an injectable medicine containing asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi. Asparaginase is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Erwinaze is used to treat acute lymphocytic lymphoma.
Side effects of Erwinaze include: pain or swelling at the injection site, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, headache, lack of energy, and drowsiness.
Erwinaze should not be given to people who have had:
- Serious allergic reactions to Erwinaze
- Serious swelling of the pancreas (stomach pain), blood clots, or stroke during prior L‑asparaginase treatment