FILCAD 300MG INJECTION

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for FILCAD 300MG INJECTION

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Primarily used for

Infections After Chemotherapy
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
2740.38
₹2740.38/injection
1 injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of FILCAD INJECTION

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Uses of FILCAD INJECTION

Filcad 300mg injection is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy.
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Side effects of FILCAD INJECTION

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.

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How to use FILCAD INJECTION

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

How FILCAD INJECTION works

Filcad 300mg injection is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections. .

In Depth Information on FILCAD INJECTION

Expert advice for FILCAD INJECTION

  • 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for FILCAD 300MG INJECTION
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Filcad 300mg injection 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
SAFE
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consumi
ng this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Filgrastim, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for FILCAD 300MG INJECTION

Frequently asked questions for Filgrastim

Q. Is filgrastim safe?
Filgrastim is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. What is filgrastim/filgrastim neuopagen?
Neupogen is the brand name of filgrastim. Filgrastim 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 filgrastim?
Filgrastim 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 filgrastim a steroid/antibiotic?
No, filgrastim belongs to class of medication called as colony-stimulating factors
Q. Is filgrastim 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 filgrastim cause cancer?
No, filgrastim does not cause cancer
Q. Why does filgrastim cause bone pain?
The exact cause in unknown, but bone pain is a common side-effect of filgrastim.
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