Information about Sargramostim
Sargramostim is used in infection prevention for chemotherapy.
How Sargramostim works
Sargramostim is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections.
Common side effects of Sargramostim
Bone pain, Decreased blood pressure, Fever, Breathlessness, Feeling of discomfort, Vomiting, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Nausea, Flu-like symptoms, Rash, Diarrhea
Expert advice for Sargramostim
- Sargramostim is given as an injection into a vein or under the skin by the healthcare provider only.
- Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
- Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
- Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cell count and liver function.
- Inform your doctor if you experience fever, chills, sore throat and shortness of breath during the treatment.