sargramostim, Leukine (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects while taking sargramostim are:
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
PREPARATIONS: Injectable Solution: 500 mcg/ml; Powder for Injection: 250 mcg/vial
STORAGE: Sargramostim should be stored at 2 C to 8 C (36 F to 46 F). Sargramostim should not be frozen.
DOSING: Sargramostim is administered intravenously or subcutaneously (under the skin). Sargramostim vials should not be shaken since the drug may be damaged, and bubbles may form that can prevent some of the drug from being drawn up into the syringe at the time of injection. Doses and duration of treatment vary depending on which condition it is used for. 250 mcg/m2/day given by intravenous injection is a typical adult dose for most uses.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: No clinical studies have been done to determine if sargramostim interacts with other drugs.
PREGNANCY: There are no studies of the use of sargramostim in pregnant women.
NURSING MOTHERS: There are no studies to determine if sargramostim is excreted into breast milk.
Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2015
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