PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)

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PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)

PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


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PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Pegfilgrastim (peg-fil-GRA-stim) Helps your body make white blood cells. This will help prevent infections during cancer treatments (chemotherapy).

When To Not Use PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to pegfilgrastim. You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any other medicine made from E coli (Escherichia coli). This includes the medicine called filgrastim (Neupogen®). You should not use this medicine if it has been less than 24 hours (1 day) since you last received chemotherapy or radiation, or if your next chemotherapy treatment is fewer than 14 days (2 weeks) away.

How Should You Use PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin. This medicine is usually given as one injection during each of your chemotherapy treatment cycles.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.
  • Do not shake the medicine. Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • Make sure you know how to use the needle guard. After giving an injection, slide the needle guard forward over the needle until you hear a "click." The needle guard will safely cover the used needle.
  • Each syringe of medicine is good for only one dose. After using one dose of medicine, discard (throw away) the syringe and any leftover medicine. Do not save unused medicine from an opened syringe.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • It is important that you receive each dose of this medicine according to schedule. Call your doctor, pharmacist, treatment clinic, or home health caregiver for instructions if you miss a dose.

Proper PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using lithium. Your doctor also needs to know about all other cancer treatments you are using.

PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have sickle cell disease.
  • Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • Do not use the prefilled syringe for infants, children, or small adolescents who weigh less than 99 pounds (45 kilograms). The syringe contains too much medicine for a small person.
  • If you think you have an infection, tell your doctor right away. Some signs of an infection are fever, chills, tiredness, weakness, or sore throat.

PEGFILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Blue lips or fingernails.
  • Fever.
  • Pain in your left side or shoulder, or feeling unusually full.
  • Slow or shallow breathing.
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Bone, joint, or muscle pain.
  • Skin pain, redness, itching, or swelling where the shot was given.

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