gemtuzumab ozogamicin - injection, Mylotarg
GENERIC NAME: GEMTUZUMAB OZOGAMICIN - INJECTION (gem-TOOZ-oo-mab oh-zoh-GAM-ih-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Mylotarg
WARNING: This medication will cause very serious blood disorders (decreased bone marrow function leading to low number of blood cells such as white cells, red cells, and platelets). This effect can decrease your body's ability to fight an infection, cause anemia, or cause your body to bruise or bleed more easily. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding, unusual tiredness, fast/pounding heartbeat.
This medication may cause a very serious (infrequently fatal) allergic reaction or breathing problems. In most cases, these reactions occurred while the medication was being given or within 24 hours, and the symptoms usually went away afterward. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction or breathing problem, including rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, or trouble breathing.
This medication may also cause very serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms of liver disease, including persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing skin/eyes, sudden weight gain, or severe stomach/abdominal pain.
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