Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Leukine

Descriptions


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

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. It is also used to help the bone marrow recover faster after a bone marrow transplant or after a peripheral blood progenitor cell collection in cancer patients having stem cell transplant. This medicine is also used to improve survival in cancer patients who have been exposed to radiation.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution