Itact 300mcg Injection

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Composition for Itact 300mcg Injection

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Primarily used for

Infections after chemotherapy
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Medicine Overview of Itact Injection

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Uses of Itact Injection

Itact 300mcg Injection is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy.
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Side effects of Itact 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 Itact Injection

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

How Itact Injection works

Itact 300mcg 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 Itact Injection

Expert advice for Itact 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Itact 300mcg Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Itact 300mcg 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
Itact 300mcg Injection is probably safe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Itact 300mcg Injection may cause fatigue. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
SAFE
Itact 300mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidne
y disease. No dose adjustment of Itact 300mcg Injection is recommended.
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Liver
SAFE
Itact 300mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver
disease. No dose adjustment of Itact 300mcg Injection is recommended.
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Missed Dosageuses

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

Frequently asked questions for Itact 300mcg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Filgrastim

Itact is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Neupogen is the brand name of Itact. Itact 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
Itact 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, Itact 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, Itact does not cause cancer
The exact cause in unknown, but bone pain is a common side-effect of Itact.
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