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Pegfilgrastim

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 19, 2019

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.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

The side effects of this medication are as follows:

  • 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.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with the following medicine which include Neulasta and 5-fluorouracil.

Ques: What is Pegfilgrastim?

Ans: This medication is given to cancer patients with non-myeloid malignancies to decrease the risk of infection.

Ques: How long do I need to use Pegfilgrastim before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Pegfilgrastim?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Pegfilgrastim empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Pegfilgrastim?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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About Pegfilgrastim
What are the uses of Pegfilgrastim
What are the contraindications of Pegfilgrastim ?
What are the side effects of Pegfilgrastim ?
Key highlights of Pegfilgrastim
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Pegfilgrastim
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Pegfilgrastim ?
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