Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Leukine

Descriptions


Sargramostim is a synthetic (man-made) version of a substance that is naturally produced in your body called a colony stimulating factor. It helps the bone marrow to make new white blood cells .

When certain cancer medicines are used to fight cancer cells, they also affect the white blood cells that fight infections. Sargramostim is used to prevent or reduce the risk of infection while you are being treated with cancer medicines. This medicine is also used to help the bone marrow recover after a bone marrow transplantation, and for a process called peripheral blood progenitor cell collection in cancer patients .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution
  • Solution