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Generic: aldesleukin
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It is usually used for advanced renal cell cancer or for advanced melanoma
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat
  • confusion, agitation, anxiety, or hallucinations
  • difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • dizziness, fainting spells
  • fever, chills, cough, or sore throat
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • reduced urine output or dark yellow or brown urine
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual swelling, especially of the face, feet, or ankles
  • unusually weak or tired
  • vomiting
  • yellowing of eyes and skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • drowsiness
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • sore mouth
  • stomach pain

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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