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Adfil 6mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Adfil 6mg 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.


Adfil 6mg 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. Your doctor may get regular tests done to check the number of blood cells in your blood and your bone density level while you are taking Adfil 6mg Injection.

It may cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you. Pain or redness at the site of injection is common. But, let your doctor know if you notice a lump, swelling, or bruising that does not go away. You should stop taking it and inform the doctor if you have fever, shortness of breath, fast rate of breathing or trouble breathing after taking Adfil 6mg Injection.

Uses of Adfil Injection

Side effects of Adfil Injection

Common
  • Bone pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Low blood platelets
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Pain in extremity
  • Injection site pain

How to use Adfil Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Adfil Injection works

Adfil 6mg Injection is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections. .

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Adfil 6mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Adfil 6mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Adfil 6mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Adfil 6mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Adfil 6mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Adfil 6mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Adfil 6mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Adfil Injection?

If you miss a dose of Adfil 6mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Adfil 6mg Injection reduces the risk of infection in people treated with chemotherapy.
  • It is usually given as a daily injection into the tissue just under the skin or into the vein. 
  • You will normally receive your first dose at least 24 hours after your chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant.
  • Store it in the refrigerator, protect it from light, and don't shake it.
  • For a more comfortable injection, leave the syringe at room temperature for 30 minutes before using it.
  • Pain or redness in the area of injection is common. Let your doctor know if you notice a lump, swelling, or bruising that doesn't go away.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Adfil 6mg Injection may cause dizziness.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the number of blood cells in your blood, and your bone density level while you are receiving treatment with this medicine.
  • Stop taking Adfil 6mg Injection and inform your doctor if you have a fever, shortness of breath, fast rate of breathing or trouble breathing.

Patient Concerns

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My wife is pregnant but my consulting gynaecologist is injecting Ovigyn 5000. Can I know whats the benefit of this injection. As she is already pregnant
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
These infections help in stabilising an early pregnancy and avoids chances of miscarriage.
Plz check the report and replyShe is my wife report one of hospital where operated the tumot operation and one of from delhi srl and last one from tmh mumbaiAfter the diagnosis docror advice rediation now 1 st rediation therapy is finished and doctor giving now nublast 250mg tabSo plz check the report and tell me as per the tata memorial final report what is the condition for patient She can live normal life or she can dead in aheadDoctor tells with my family she can live with treatment more than 1 to 2 yearsIs it right or wrong
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
You are on right treatmentAfter completion of radiation therapy you need to take chemotherapyThat tablet is the chemotherapy
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FAQs

Q. Is pegfilgrastim a chemo drug/ What is pegfilgrastim injection/ How is pegfilgrastim given?

Pegfilgrastim belongs to a class of medications called colony stimulating factors. It helps reduce the chances of infections and side effects related to chemotherapy and does not directly treat cancer. Pegfilgrastim comes as a solution (liquid) to inject subcutaneously (under the skin), 24 hours after chemotherapy. It may be injected by a doctor/nurse in a hospital or you may be shown how to use injections at home

Q. How does pegfilgrastim work?

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.

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