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Active ingredient: Rasburicase - Brands, Medical Use, Clinical Data

Brands, Medical Use, Clinical Data

Drug Category

  • Antihyperuricemic Agents

Dosage Forms

  • Powder for solution

Brands / Synonyms

Elitek; Elitek (Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc) ; Urate oxidase; Uricase


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For treatment of hyperuricemia, reduces elevated plasma uric acid levels (from chemotherapy)


Drugs used to treat lympohoid leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and acute myelogenous leukemia often lead to the accumulation of toxic plasma levels of purine metabolites (i.e. uric acid). The injection of rasburicase reduces levels of uric acid and mitigates the toxic effects of chemotherapy induced tumor lysis.

Mechanism of Action

Rasburicase catalyzes enzymatic oxidation of uric acid into an inactive and soluble metabolite (allantoin).


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Biotrnasformation / Drug Metabolism

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Drug Interactions

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