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- August 7, 2010 at 11:12 am
The medication is probably Leukine. I injected Leukine 14 days in a row and then 14 days off for 13 cycles in a Phase II trial. I did experience some long bone pain and hives at the injection site. These side effects were quite easy to manage and did not happen every time. I can't recall anyone having to be hospitalized to manage the pain caused by the injection. However, you mention that you might need it to treat a low white count as a result of chemotherapy so maybe other side effects of the chemo might necessitate a hospitalization…just guessing here.
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