This medication was discontinued by the manufacturer in December 2012, and is now essentially out of stock. Alternatives include Pegaspargase (Oncaspar) or Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi (Erwinaze).
Class/mechanism: Depletes plasma asparagine, selectively killing leukemic cells which are unable to synthesize asparagine due to a lack of asparagine synthetase.
Route: IV, IM
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Also known as
- Generic names: colaspase, crisantaspase, L Asparaginase, L-ASP
- Brand names: Asparaginasa, Chephacardin, Crasnitin, Elspar, Engenase, Kidrolase, Laspar, L Asparaginasa, L Asparaginasum, L-Asperone, L-Ginase, Leucoginase, Leunase, Onconase, Paronal