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Drug Description:

This medicine is used after chemotherapy in patients over 55 years of age with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), after transplantation of blood progenitor cells, after bone marrow transplantation and to treat bone marrow transplantation failure. Doctors occasionally may prescribe it for other reasons. Store in the refrigerator (36 to 46 degrees F). Do not freeze or shake. How much medicine you are given and how often it is given depends on many factors, including the condition being treated, your age, and weight. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are given, talk with your health care provider. Carefully read the information provided with this medicine. This medicine will be prepared and given by a health care provider. The first dose may cause difficulty breathing, flushing, fainting, or unusual heartbeat. These signs resolve and usually do not occur again. Contact your health care provider at once if any of the following signs of an allergic reaction occur: Rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. Lab tests will be required to monitor therapy. Be sure to keep appointments. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medication. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your doctor. This includes any herbal preparations or dietary supplements. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to yeast products if you have certain bone marrow disorders you are currently receiving or have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy within the last 24 hours Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription medicine (especially lithium or corticosteroids), nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have a history of fluid retention if you have congestive heart failure or a history of heart disease if you have lung disorder or breathing problems if you have impaired liver or kidney function if you have any other medical condition Most severe: Severe allergic reaction (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; increased heartbeat; irregular heartbeat; fainting. Most common: Mucous membrane disorder; weakness; general body discomfort; diarrhea; headache; chills; bloodshot eyes; back pain; indigestion; difficulty swallowing; sore throat; nosebleed; sleeplessness; anxiety; dizziness; lightheadedness; injection site reactions; allergies; changes in weight; swelling. Other: Fever; nausea; vomiting; loss of appetite; stomach upset; mouth sores; hair loss; pain; stomach, back, or joint pain; constipation; runny nose; abnormal skin sensations.

Indication:

This medicine is used after chemotherapy in patients over 55 years of age with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), after transplantation of blood progenitor cells, after bone marrow transplantation and to treat bone marrow transplantation failure. Doctors occasionally may prescribe it for other reasons.

Storage:

Store in the refrigerator (36 to 46 degrees F). Do not freeze or shake.

General:

If you have any questions about your medicine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medicine. If you have any questions about your medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Precautions:

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription medicine (especially lithium or corticosteroids), nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have a history of fluid retention if you have congestive heart failure or a history of heart disease if you have lung disorder or breathing problems if you have impaired liver or kidney function if you have any other medical condition

Warnings:

Patient Family Info:

How much medicine you are given and how often it is given depends on many factors, including the condition being treated, your age, and weight. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are given, talk with your health care provider. Carefully read the information provided with this medicine. This medicine will be prepared and given by a health care provider. The first dose may cause difficulty breathing, flushing, fainting, or unusual heartbeat. These signs resolve and usually do not occur again. Contact your health care provider at once if any of the following signs of an allergic reaction occur: Rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. Lab tests will be required to monitor therapy. Be sure to keep appointments. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medication. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription

Contra Indication:

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to yeast products if you have certain bone marrow disorders you are currently receiving or have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy within the last 24 hours

Severe Side Effects:

Most severe: Severe allergic reaction (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; increased heartbeat; irregular heartbeat; fainting.

Common Side Effects:

Most common: Mucous membrane disorder; weakness; general body discomfort; diarrhea; headache; chills; bloodshot eyes; back pain; indigestion; difficulty swallowing; sore throat; nosebleed; sleeplessness; anxiety; dizziness; lightheadedness; injection site reactions; allergies; changes in weight; swelling.

Other Side Effects:

Fever; nausea; vomiting; loss of appetite; stomach upset; mouth sores; hair loss; pain; stomach, back, or joint pain; constipation; runny nose; abnormal skin sensations.

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