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IMUPEG 6MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 14220.10 for 1 vial(s) (1 ML injection each)
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Composition for IMUPEG

Pegfilgrastim(6 mg)

food interaction for IMUPEG

alcohol interaction for IMUPEG

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lactation interaction for IMUPEG

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Imupeg 6mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Imupeg 6mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for IMUPEG

Pegfilgrastim(6 mg)

Uses

Imupeg 6mg injection is used to reduce the duration of neutropenia (abnormally low white blood cell count) and incidence of fever and other signs of infection due to neutropenia (febrile neutropenia) in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy with the exception of chronic myeloid leukaemia (a type of cancer in certain blood forming cells of bone marrow) and myelodysplastic syndromes (group of diseases in which the bone marrow does not make enough healthy blood cells).

How it works

Imupeg 6mg injection 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.

Common side effects

Bone pain, Joint pain, Bruise, Constipation, Fever, Headache, Injection site mass, Injection site itching, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Rash, Swelling, Vomiting, Weakness

SUBSTITUTES for IMUPEG

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    Rs. 8809.52/ML of injection
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  • PEGGRAFEEL 6MG INJECTION
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    Rs. 9815/ML of injection
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  • NEUPEG 6MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 27880/injection
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    Rs. 27880
    pay 96% more per injection
  • PEGG TRUST INJECTION 6MG
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Panacea Biotec Ltd
    Rs. 8125/ML of injection
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    Rs. 8125
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  • NEULASTIM 6MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 33800/injection
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    Rs. 33800
    pay 138% more per injection

Expert advice for IMUPEG

  • Avoid traveling, driving or operating machinery for about 30 hours following application of the on-body injector (a small device stuck to your body to assist administration of pegfilgrastim).
  • You should be frequently examined for complete blood count (including differential white cell and platelet count) and spleen size during treatment.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience pain in the left upper abdomen or shoulder after receiving pegfilgrastim, this may indicate development of a serious side effect associated with spleen (spleen rupture).
  • Discontinue pegfilgrastim if you develop fever, any signs or symptoms of infection, rash, flushing, dizziness or shortness of breath and severe lung injury along with migration of neutrophils into the lungs (acute respiratory distress).
  • Tell your doctor if you have sickle cell anemia, if you are allergic to latex or had severe skin reactions to acrylic adhesives before receiving pegfilgrastim.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for IMUPEG

Pegfilgrastim

 
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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Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)