is used to reduce the duration of neutropenia (abnormally low white blood cell count) and incidence of fever and other signs of infection due to neutropenia (febrile neutropenia) in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy with the exception of chronic myeloid leukaemia (a type of cancer in certain blood forming cells of bone marrow) and myelodysplastic syndromes (group of diseases in which the bone marrow does not make enough healthy blood cells).How it works:
Pegfilgrastim belongs to a class of medications called colony stimulating factors. It acts on hematopoietic cells (cells in the bone marrow that produce red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets) to increase production of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) in the body.
Common side effects:
Muscle pain, Loss of appetite, Fever, Bone pain, Joint pain, Swelling, Headache, Injection site mass, Bruise, Constipation, Weakness, Injection site itching, Vomiting, RashSpecifications:
- Brand Name: Pegstim 6 mg
- Manufacturer: Zydus
- Packing: 1ml Prefilled Syringe
- Generic Name: Pegfilgrastim 6mg