It is very important that your doctor check the progress of you or your child at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
Check with your doctor right away at the first sign of any infection such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, or unusual tiredness or weakness.
This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions that requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you or your child have a rash; itching skin; dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; swelling of the face, tongue, or throat; trouble with breathing; or chest pain after you receive the medicine.
Check with your doctor right away if you or your child are having a pain in the upper left part of your abdomen (stomach) or at the tip of the left shoulder. This could be a symptom of a serious side effect with the spleen.
Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor right away if you or your child develop fever, shortness of breath, chest pain or tightness, trouble with breathing, or wheezing. These could be symptoms of a serious lung condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
This medicine may also cause bleeding in your lungs. Check with your doctor right away if you or your child cough up blood or if you have blood in your sputum (spit).
The needle cover of the prefilled syringe contains dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex), which may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to latex. Tell your doctor if you or your child have a latex allergy before you start using this medicine.
You or your child should not receive this medicine within 24 hours (1 day) before and after you receive cancer medicines or radiation treatments.