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Generic: oprelvekin
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It is used to prevent low platelet counts after chemotherapy
               



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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
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • confusion, disoriented
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever
  • flushing
  • low blood pressure
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • swelling of the hands or feet
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusually weak or tired
  • white patches in the mouth

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

  • aches, pains
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • mouth sores
  • nausea,vomiting
  • skin discoloration
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store unmixed vials in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Protect from light. Do not freeze. After mixing, store in a refrigerator or at room temperature of less than 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) and use in 3 hours or less. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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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