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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Leukine (Overview)

Leukine is a blood and coagulation agent.


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Are there any side effects of leukine (sargramostim)?

Are there any side effects of leukine (sargramostim)?

Too many 2 count: Very common side effects: abdominal pain, nausea/vomitting, diarrhea, malaise, rash, tingling/numbness, chest pain, and leg/hands edema, fever, and wt loss. There are many more possible side effects and could be more serious but less frequent. This med is only used when absolutely needed such as following bone marrow transplant or chemo etc...Please ask your doc about treatment u get. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
4 doctors shared insights

Leukine (Overview)

Leukine is a blood and coagulation agent.


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Are there any side effects of leukine (sargramostim)?

Too many 2 count: Very common side effects: abdominal pain, nausea/vomitting, diarrhea, malaise, rash, tingling/numbness, chest pain, and leg/hands edema, fever, and wt loss. There are many more possible side effects and could be more serious but less frequent. This med is only used when absolutely needed such as following bone marrow transplant or chemo etc...Please ask your doc about treatment u get. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you have been given leukine (sargramostim) do you have any adverse side effects?

If you have been given leukine (sargramostim) do you have any adverse side effects?

Short term: Leukine, or gm-csf, is a marrow stimulating factor to help your white blood cells increase, usually because you are getting chemotherapy. Just like any medicines, there are potential side effects. The most serious would be an allergic reaction, which is rare. Commonly we see bone pain or arthralgias and low grade temps. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually effective at relieving these short-term side effects. ...Read more

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Anyone been given leukine (sargramostim) to raise your white count and did you have any adverse side effects?

Anyone been given leukine (sargramostim) to raise your white count and did you have any adverse side effects?

Leakine side-effects: Leakine or gm-csf is typically prescribed in patients who have undergone chemotherapy known to drop the WBC count. The side effects include a rash at the site of injection, which is best addressed with Benadryl . Low grade fevers, muscle and joint pains are also common, which is addressed with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Sargramostim (Definition)

Sargramostim is a ...Read more