Leukemias, lymphomas, and other hematologic cancers:

Indications for: ERWINAZE

As a component of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have developed hypersensitivity to E. coli-derived asparaginase.

Adults and Children:

<1yr: not established. ≥1yr: Give by IM inj (max 2mL/inj site) or IV (infuse over 1 to 2hrs). To substitute for a pegaspargase dose: 25,000 IU/m2 three times weekly (M/W/F) for 6 doses for each planned pegaspargase dose. To substitute for a native E. coli asparaginase dose: 25,000 IU/m2 for each scheduled native E. coli asparaginase dose within a treatment. When IV use: consider monitoring nadir serum asparaginase activity (NSAA) levels; switch to IM inj if levels are inadequate.

ERWINAZE Contraindications:

History of serious pancreatitis, thrombosis, hemorrhagic events with prior L-asparaginase therapy.

ERWINAZE Warnings/Precautions:

Have resuscitation equipment available and other agents necessary to treat anaphylaxis. Discontinue if serious hypersensitivity reactions occur. Monitor for pancreatitis; discontinue if severe or hemorrhagic pancreatitis manifested by abdominal pain >72hrs and amylase elevation ≥2XULN occurs. Withhold therapy if mild pancreatitis; may resume after resolution. Monitor glucose levels at baseline and during therapy. Discontinue if thrombotic or hemorrhagic event occurs; may resume after resolution. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during and for 3 months after the last dose. Pregnancy: exclude status prior to initiation. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during and for 3 months after the last dose).

ERWINAZE Classification:

Asparagine-specific enzyme.

Adverse Reactions:

Systemic hypersensitivity, hyperglycemia, abnormal transaminases, fever, pancreatitis, local reactions, vomiting, nausea, thrombosis, hyperbilirubinemia, abdominal pain/discomfort, diarrhea.

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Vials (3mL)—5