Pegfilgrastim is given to cancer patients with non-myeloid malignancies to decrease the risk of infection. It is used when they do not have enough white blood cells for an effective immune system. This medicine only stimulates the white blood cells and has no effect whatsoever on red blood cells in hematopoietic stem cell therapy.
This medication may lead to an increase in the severity of the disease in patient suffering from sickle cell anemia. It could cause allergic reactions in individuals that are allergic to acrylic adhesive component of the medicine.
It must not be administered to individuals with a serious history of allergy to the medicine, or to any of its components.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
Is It safe with alcohol?No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medication may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Pegfilgrastim as ingredient
Pegfilgrastim is used to stimulate production of neutrophils. The drug achieves this by binding with G-CSF receptors and promoting its action. This in turn increases the rate of production of the neutrophils.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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