Frastim 300mcg Prefilled Syringe

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RPG Life Sciences Ltd

Composition for Frastim 300mcg Prefilled Syringe

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Primarily used for

Infections after chemotherapy
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Pregnancy
2812.5
1 ml in 1 packet
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Medicine Overview of Frastim Prefilled Syringe

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Uses of Frastim Prefilled Syringe

Frastim 300mcg Prefilled Syringe is used to prevent Infections after chemotherapy.
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Side effects of Frastim Prefilled Syringe

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 Frastim 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 Frastim Prefilled Syringe works

Frastim 300mcg prefilled syringe 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 Frastim Prefilled Syringe

Expert advice for Frastim Prefilled Syringe

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Frastim 300mcg Prefilled Syringe
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Frastim 300mcg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Frastim 300mcg Prefilled Syringe should be used with caution
during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
It is not known whether Frastim 300mcg Prefilled Syringe alt
ers the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
SAFE
Frastim 300mcg Prefilled Syringe is safe to use in patients
with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Frastim 300mcg Prefilled Syringe is recommended.
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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 Frastim 300mcg Prefilled Syringe

Frequently asked questions for Filgrastim

Frastim is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Neupogen is the brand name of Frastim. Frastim 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
Frastim 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
No, Frastim belongs to class of medication called as colony-stimulating factors
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
No, Frastim does not cause cancer
The exact cause in unknown, but bone pain is a common side-effect of Frastim.
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