What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Sargramostim?

(sar GRAM oh stim)

• This medicine is used to treat cancer patients who have had severe bone marrow problems caused by chemotherapy.

• This medicine is used to treat low white blood cell counts.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Diarrhea.

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Headache.

• Fever and chills.

• Inability to sleep.

• Swelling of feet or hands.

• Bone pain. You may be given medicine before this shot to prevent these symptoms.

• Aches and pains. Mild pain medicine may help.

• Feeling tired or weak.

• High blood pressure.

• Low...