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Generic: sargramostim
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It is used to increase the number of blood cells after chemotherapy or with a blood or bone marrow transplant
               



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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
  • chest pain
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever
  • flu- like symptoms
  • flushing
  • sudden weight gain
  • swelling of hands or feet

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

  • bone pain
  • diarrhea
  • muscle aches
  • pain, redness, or swelling at site where injected
  • stomach upset

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. Do not shake. If you are giving this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. 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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