Leukine Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine or for 2 weeks after stopping it.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Black, tarry stools
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
blood in the eye
body aches or pain
decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
difficult or labored breathing
dryness or soreness of the throat
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
flushed, dry skin
fruit-like breath odor
large amount of cholesterol in the blood
loss of appetite
mood or mental changes
rapid weight gain
redness in whites of eyes
tender, swollen glands in the neck
tightness in the chest
tingling of the hands or feet
trouble with swallowing
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight gain or loss
vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
yellow eyes or skin
Incidence not known
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
general feeling of illness
pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
severe, sudden headache
sudden loss of coordination
sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
difficulty in moving
fear or nervousness
lack or loss of strength
muscle pain or stiffness
pain in the joints
Incidence not known
Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
feeling of warmth
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.