WHAT IS PEGSTIM 6MG?
PEGSTIM 6MG contains Pegfilgrastim which is a granulocyte colony stimulating factor
WHAT PEGSTIM 6MG IS USED FOR?
It helps to reduce the chance of infection due to a low white blood cell count, in people with certain types of cancer (non-myeloid), who receive anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy) that can cause fever and low blood cell count
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
It must only be given under the skin (subcutaneous) by a doctor or nurse
SIDE EFFECTS OF PEGSTIM 6MG:
Spleen rupture: pain in the left upper stomach area or your left shoulder
Lung problem called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): shortness of breath with or without a fever, trouble breathing or a fast rate of breathing
Allergic reactions: rash over your whole body, shortness of breath, wheezing, dizziness, swelling around your mouth or eyes, fast heart rate and sweating
Sickle cell crises: pain or difficulty breathing
Kidney injury (glomerulonephritis): swelling of your face or ankles, blood in your urine or dark colored urine, you urinate less than usual
Capillary leak syndrome: swelling or puffiness and are urinating less than usual, trouble breathing, swelling of your stomach area (abdomen) and feeling of fullness, dizziness or feeling faint, a general feeling of tiredness
Inflammation of the aorta (aortitis): fever, abdominal pain, feeling tired, and back pain
Increased white blood cell count (leukocytosis)
Pain in the bones, arms, and legs
Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Store in a refrigerator at 2-8°C
Pegstim Injection is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy. It is a growth factor that stimulates bone marrow to produce white blood cells.
These cells protect the body against infections.
Pegstim Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional.
You should continue to take as long as your doctor advises for it.
The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment.
You might be asked for regular tests done to check the number of blood cells in your blood and your bone density level while you are taking this medicine. click here : Pegstim Injection
most common side effects
Other than this, pain or redness at the site of injection is common.
But, inform your doctor if you notice a lump, swelling, or bruising that does not go away.It might not prevent you from all kinds of infection, hence inform your doctor if you notice fever, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, and swelling around the face or neck.Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
You must avoid driving or attention-seeking activity if you experience dizziness after taking this medicine.
USES OF PEGSTIM INJECTION
- Prevention of Infections after chemotherapy
BENEFITS OF PEGSTIM INJECTION
In Prevention of Infections after chemotherapy
Pegstim Injection increases the production of white blood cells by stimulating the immune system in our body.
White blood cells are those cells that help us to fight infections. This medicine is really effective and must be used under medical supervision.
Avoid being in crowds and wash your hands often to prevent any infections. Have plenty of fluids, unless otherwise advised by the doctor not to.
SIDE EFFECTS OF PEGSTIM INJECTION
Common side effects of Pegstim
- Bone pain
- Joint pain
- Low blood platelets
- Muscle pain
- Back pain
- Pain in extremities
- Injection site pain
HOW TO USE PEGSTIM INJECTION
HOW PEGSTIM INJECTION WORKS
Pegstim Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby.
Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.