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Aldesleukin is prescribed to treat skin and kidney cancer. It is approved for use when the cancer has spread to other areas of the body (metastasized). The drug is administered intravenously by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting. Although some people do not have problems with this product, side effects are possible and include diarrhea, decreased urination, and vomiting.
What Is Aldesleukin?Aldesleukin (Proleukin®) is a prescription immunotherapy medication. Immunotherapy is a form of treatment that uses the body's own immune system to fight cancer. This medication is approved to treat the following types of cancer:
- Metastatic melanoma (skin cancer that has spread to other areas of the body)
- Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer that has spread to other areas of the body).