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Oprelvekin
Specialty Drug

Neumega

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Oprelvekin Side Effects

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.

The side effects listed below include only those that might be caused by oprelvekin. To find out about other side effects that may be caused by the cancer medicines you are also receiving, see the information about those medicines.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Fast heartbeat

fluid retention

irregular heartbeat

shortness of breath

sore mouth or tongue

swelling of feet or lower legs

white patches in mouth and/or on tongue

Less common

Bloody eye

blurred vision

severe redness and peeling of skin

Incidence not determined

—Observed during clinical practice with levofloxacin; estimates of frequency cannot be determined

bleeding

blistering

bloody urine

blurred vision

burning

change in ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow

cloudy urine

coldness

cough

decrease or increase in amount of urine

difficulty swallowing

discoloration of skin

dizziness

fainting or lightheadedness

fast heartbeat

feeling of pressure

hives

increased blood pressure

increased thirst

infection

inflammation

itching

loss of appetite

lower back/side pain

lumps

nausea

numbness

pain

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes face, lips or tongue

rash

redness

scarring

shortness of breath

skin rash

soreness

stinging

stomach pain;

swelling

tenderness

tightness in chest

tingling

troubled breathing

ulceration

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

warmth at site

weight gain

wheezing

This medicine may also cause the following side effect that your doctor will watch for:

More common

Heart rhythm problems

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:

More common

Red eyes

weakness

Less common

Numbness or tingling of hands or feet

skin discoloration

skin rash at place of injection

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.

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