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L-asparaginase is a medicine used to treat certain types of cancer.
It is available as an injectable medication that can be given intramuscularly (into the muscle) or intravenously (IV).
A nurse or doctor must be present when this medicine is given because of the risk for severe allergic reactions.
Signs of an allergic reaction may include fever, chills, rash, itching, hives, puffy face and trouble breathing.
Last Updated 11/2013
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