What is pegfilgrastim 6 mg used for?

What is pegfilgrastim 6 mg used for?

USES: Pegfilgrastim is a long-acting form of the drug, filgrastim. These drugs, called colony-stimulating factors, are used to help stimulate the bone marrow to make white blood cells in patients who are not able to produce enough white blood cells on their own. White blood cells help the body fight infections.

What is pegfilgrastim injection used for?

Pegfilgrastim injection products are used to reduce the chance of infection in people who have certain types of cancer and are receiving chemotherapy medications that may decrease the number of neutrophils (a type of blood cell needed to fight infection).

When should pegfilgrastim be given?

This medication is usually given at least 24 hours after chemotherapy to stimulate the growth of new, healthy, white blood cells (WBC). Pegfilgrastim is a longer acting form of filgrastim and the manufacturer recommends that it should not be given within 14 days prior to chemotherapy.

What is the use of fosaprepitant?

Aprepitant injection and fosaprepitant injection are used along with other medications to prevent nausea and vomiting in adults that may occur within 24 hours or several days after receiving certain cancer chemotherapy treatments. Fosaprepitant injection can also be used in children 6 months of age and older.

What are side effects of pegfilgrastim?

What are the side effects of Pegfilgrastim (Neulasta)?

  • sudden or severe pain in your left upper stomach spreading up to your shoulder;
  • sudden and severe pain in your chest, stomach, or back;
  • severe or ongoing pain anywhere in your body;
  • fever, tiredness;
  • shortness of breath, rapid breathing;

How much does pegfilgrastim cost?

The list price for Neulasta® is $6231* per dose. Neulasta® is a single dose administered once per chemotherapy cycle. Most patients do not pay the list price. Your actual cost will vary.

How long does pegfilgrastim last?

The timing can vary. Clinical studies showed that clearing Neulasta from the body is affected by your body weight and the number of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) present in your blood. In general, after one injection, Neulasta is completely eliminated from your system within 14 days.

When does hair fall out with Taxotere?

You may begin to lose your hair about two weeks after the first treatment, but it can happen earlier. Hair loss is usually gradual but it can happen very quickly, possibly over a couple of days. Scalp cooling may stop you losing some, or all, of the hair on your head.