GENERIC NAME: ALDESLEUKIN - INJECTION (AL-des-LOO-kin)
BRAND NAME(S): Proleukin
WARNING: Aldesleukin must be given in a hospital setting by a health care professional. It must be used with extreme caution in patients with heart or lung problems.
Infrequently, this medication can cause capillary leak syndrome (CLS), a serious condition that can sometimes be fatal. If you develop any of the following signs of CLS, tell your doctor immediately: swelling, severe dizziness, fainting, irregular heartbeat, chest pain (angina), trouble breathing, change in the amount of urine, mental/mood changes, severe stomach/abdominal pain, black stools.
Aldesleukin can also make you more likely to get serious infections. Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you currently have any infections. Also, tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following signs of infection: persistent sore throat, fever.
Rarely, this drug may cause a loss of consciousness. If this drug makes you unusually sleepy, stop using it and tell your doctor immediately.
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