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Proleukin

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Proleukin is a medication used in preventing the spread of cancer of the skin and kidney. Research is ongoing to determine if the medication is capable of treating other diseases such as Human immunodeficiency virus infections, leprosy, acute myelogenous leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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

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

Since Proleukin is infused through the veins, it causes some side effects in most organs of the body. With its side effects, only patients who can endure the unwanted effects can take the medicaments. The side effects are associated with the capillary leak that commence the moment medication has started. The leak will cause the proteins to go out from the blood, which 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, myocardial infarction, skin edema, kidney problem, liver problem and bleeding of the stomach.

Other patients who have used Proleukin have experienced paranoia, drowsiness, cephalalgias, change of vision, and difficulty in sleeping, fatigue and hallucination.

There are no known side effects to pregnant women and their babies associated with the medication but the makers of the medication recommend patients consult their doctor before taking Proleukin. The same should apply to women who are breast-feeding.

This is a medication that requires a doctor's prescription. Proleukin should never be taken without consulting a medical expert. The medication must be stored in a refrigerator at about 3 to 8 degrees Centigrade before and after use. It is required that the medication be room temperature within 48 hours before use. Any leftover of the vial should be disposed of since it does not have any preservatives.

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

This medication works in stimulating the immune system so it is not advisable to use medicaments that oppose the effectiveness. Such medication includes the coReverse transcriptase inhibitorscosteroids because these medicaments slow down the immune system.

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

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

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

Generic name: Aldesleukin

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