sargramostim, Leukine (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Sargramostim is used to increase the number of white blood cells when the white blood cell count is low, a condition called neutropenia. A reduced level of white blood cells causes an increased susceptibility to infections. Sargramostim is used in cancer patients with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Hodgkins lymphoma who have received a bone marrow transplant to rapidly increase the white blood cell count. It also is used to manage patients with acute myelogenous leukemia over the age of 55 years who develop neutropenia because of chemotherapy. Sargramostim also may be used in cancer patients or healthy patients who have low white blood cell counts to boost the counts and thereby improve the bone marrow they will be donating for use in bone marrow transplantation.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects while taking sargramostim are:

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