Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe

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Overview

Uses of Colstim Prefilled Syringe
Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy.
Colstim Prefilled Syringe side effects
Common
  • Bone pain
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Increased lactate dehydrogenase level in blood
  • Vomiting
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Oropharyngeal pain
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Cough
  • Breathing difficulty
How to use Colstim Prefilled Syringe
Your doctor or nurse will use this device to give medicine. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this device at home.
How Colstim Prefilled Syringe works
Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections. .
Colstim Prefilled Syringe related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe may cause fatigue. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE
Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe is recommended.
Liver
SAFE
Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe is recommended.
What if you miss a dose of Colstim Prefilled Syringe?
If you miss a dose of Colstim 300 mcg Prefilled Syringe, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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  • Do not take filgrastim tablet, if you are allergic to filgrastim or any of the ingredients of the medicine.
  • Do not take filgrastim, if you have osteoporosis (weak and fragile bones due to loss of calcium),suffering from any infection, cough, fever and difficulty breathing, sickle cell disease (an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells), left upper abdominal pain or pain at the tip of your shoulder.
  • You will have to do regular blood tests whilst to count the number of neutrophils and other white blood cells. This will tell your doctor how the treatment is working and will also indicate if treatment needs to be continued.
  • The needle cover of the pre-filled syringe contains dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex) which may cause an allergic reaction.
  • If you are injecting yourself, inject into the tissue just under the skin. This is known as a subcutaneous injection. Your doctor will instruct you regarding the same. You can inject subcutaneously in the upper part of your thigh, or the sides of the abdomen. If someone else is injecting you, they can also use the back of your arms.
  • Change the injection site every day to avoid soreness at one site.
  • Filgrastim can cause fatigue and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery.

FAQs

Q. Is Colstim safe?
Colstim is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. What is Colstim/Colstim neuopagen?
Neupogen is the brand name of Colstim. Colstim belongs to class of medication called as colony-stimulating factors
Q. How does it work?
They act by stimulating the bone marrow (organ in the body where blood cells are produced) to increase the production of specific types of blood cells called neutrophils that help fight infections
Q. What are the uses of Colstim?
Colstim is used during cancer treatment (chemotherapy), bone marrow transplantation, severe chronic neutropenia (low number of a type of white blood cells called neutrophils), neutropenia in patients with HIV infection, and before stem cell donation
Q. Is Colstim a steroid/antibiotic?
No, Colstim belongs to class of medication called as colony-stimulating factors
Q. Is Colstim FDA approved?
Yes, it has been approved by FDA for used during cancer treatment (chemotherapy), bone marrow transplantation, severe chronic neutropenia (low number of a type of white blood cells called neutrophils), neutropenia in patients with HIV infection, and before stem cell donation
Q. Does Colstim cause cancer?
No, Colstim does not cause cancer
Q. Why does Colstim cause bone pain?
The exact cause in unknown, but bone pain is a common side-effect of Colstim.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Oct 2018.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
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