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Anyone been given leukine (sargramostim) to raise your white count and did you have any adverse side effects?
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Dr. Boris Bagdasarian
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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