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Aldesleukin

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Aldesleukin is a drug used in preventing the spread of cancer of the skin and kidney. A research is ongoing to determine if the drug is capable of treating other diseases such as HIV infections, leprosy, acute myelogenous leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Aldesleukin is the generic name of the drug distributed under the brand name Proleukin. Aldesleukin is also used to treat Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Aldesleukin is a drug that is administered through injection to the vein. This procedure requires a health care professional. The normal dosage for the drug is usually three times a day. The dosage may change to some patients depending on the response of the body to the treatment.

Since Aldesleukin is infused through the veins, it causes some side effects in most of organs of the body. With its side effects, only patients who can endure the unwanted effects can take the drugs. The side effects is associated with the capillary leak that commence the moment medication have started. The leak will cause the proteins to go out from the blood that causes the decrease of blood pressure. The sudden decrease of pressure can be very fast and can lead to death if not treated immediately.

Capillary leak may also cause difficulty in breathing, respiratory problem, lung congestion, heart attack, swelling, kidney problem, liver problem and bleeding of the stomach.

Other patients who have used Aldesleukin have experienced paranoia, drowsiness, headaches, change of visual, and difficulty in sleeping, fatigue and hallucination.

There are no known side effects to pregnant women and their babies associated with the drug but the makers of the drug recommends to consult the doctor before taking Aldesleukin. The same case should apply to women who are breast-feeding.

This is a drug that requires a doctor’s prescription. Aldesleukin should never be taken without any consultation with a medical expert. It must be stored in a fridge at about 3 to 8 degrees Centigrade before and after use. It is required that the drug must be in a room temperature within 48 hours before use. Any leftover of the vial should be disposed off since it does not have any preservatives.

Medical experts also advise to avoid using Aldesleukin with other drugs that have the same side effect or toxicity because it will only make the condition severe and can be very fatal for the patient. Some of the known drugs that should not be taken with Aldesleukin include Adriamycin, Amikin, Garamycin, Nebcin, Advil and Motrin.

This drug works in stimulating the immune system so it is not advisable to use drugs that oppose the effectiveness. Such drug includes the corticosteroids because these drugs slow up the immune system.

It is recommended that Aldesleukin should be administered in a hospital or clinic to ensure the proper procedure. A patient who has lung disease and heart problems needs extra attention. Aldesleukin makes the body prone to different infections so you must inform your doctor if you have an existing infection.

Overdose of the drug can be very fatal and requires immediate medical attention.

• Molecular formula of aldesleukin is C690H1115N177O202S6
• Chemical IUPAC Name is Human interleukin 2 (modified)
• Molecular weight is 15314.8 g/mol
Aldesleukin available : 50mg tablets

Brand name(s): Proleukin

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