Class/mechanism: Recombinant interleukin-2 which activates the immune system. Aldesleukin encourages growth of IL-2 dependent cells, triggers natural killer (NK) and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cell activity, induces production of interferon gamma, and increases lymphocyte cytotoxicity.
Extravasation: no information
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History of changes in FDA indication
- 5/5/1992: Initial FDA approval
Also known as
- Generic names: Interleukin-2, IL-2
- Brand names: Macrolin, Proleukin