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Pegfilgrastim Coupon - Pegfilgrastim 6mg/0.6ml syringe
Pegfilgrastim
Specialty Drug

Neulasta

PEGFILGRASTIM is a long-acting granulocyte colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the growth of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell important in the body's fight against infection. It is used to reduce the incidence of fever and infection in patients with certain types of cancer who are receiving chemotherapy that affects the bone marrow, and to increase survival after being exposed to high doses of radiation. Compare leukocyte growth factors.
Pegfilgrastim Coupon - Pegfilgrastim 6mg/0.6ml syringe
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Pegfilgrastim Side Effects

What should I watch for?

You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

If you are going to need a MRI, CT scan, or other procedure, tell your doctor that you are using this medicine (On-Body Injector only).

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Chills

cough

fever

sore throat

ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth

Rare

Bluish lips or skin

pain, left upper abdomen or shoulder

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing

Incidence not known

Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site

blisters in the skin

blood in the urine

cloudy urine

decrease in how much or how often you urinate

difficulty with swallowing

dizziness

fainting or lightheadedness

fast heartbeat

flushing or redness of the skin

hives or welts or skin rash

itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

nausea

sores on the skin

stomach pain

swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusually warm skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Acid or sour stomach

belching

bone pain

change in sense of taste

constipation

cracked lips

diarrhea

hair loss or thinning of the hair

headache

heartburn

indigestion

joint pain

lack or loss of strength

loss of appetite

muscle soreness

swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs

swelling or inflammation of the mouth

trouble sleeping

vomiting

weakness, generalized

weight loss

Incidence not known

Body produces substance that can bind to drug making it less effective or cause side effects

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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