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Peg L-asparaginase Injection

 Pegaspargase is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug.  This medication is classified as an "enzyme."  

  • Pegaspargase is used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).

  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

  • Used in some patients who have had a hypersensitivity reaction to another form of asparaginase.

How This Drug Is Given:

  • Pegaspargase is given as an injection into a large muscle (intramuscular or IM).  Depending on your dose, the medication may need to be divided into two injections.

  • Pegaspargase may be given into the vein as an infusion (intravenous or IV). 

  • There is no pill form of pegaspargase.

  • The amount of pegaspargase that you will receive, and how it is given, depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition being treated.  Your doctor will determine your dose and schedule.

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