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LUPIFIL P 6 MG PREFILLED SYRINGE

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MRP: Rs. 8504.76 for 1 packet(s) (1 ML prefilled syringe each)
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Composition for LUPIFIL P

Pegfilgrastim(6 mg)

food interaction for LUPIFIL P

alcohol interaction for LUPIFIL P

pregnancy interaction for LUPIFIL P

lactation interaction for LUPIFIL P

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lupifil p 6 mg prefilled syringe at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lupifil p 6 mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for LUPIFIL P

Pegfilgrastim(6 mg)

Uses

Lupifil p 6 mg prefilled syringe is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy.

How it works

Lupifil p 6 mg prefilled syringe 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 LUPIFIL P

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  • PEGSTIM 6MG PREFILLED SYRINGE
    (1 ML prefilled syringe in packet)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 10990/ML of prefilled syringe
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    Rs. 10990
    pay 29% more per ML of prefilled syringe
  • PEGASTA 6 MG PREFILLED SYRINGE
    (0.6 ML prefilled syringe in packet)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 7900/ML of prefilled syringe
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    Rs. 7900
    save 7% more per ML of prefilled syringe
  • FILLIF PEG 6MG PREFILLED SYRINGE
    (1 prefilled syringe in packet)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 9030/prefilled syringe
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    Rs. 9030
    pay 6% more per prefilled syringe

Expert advice for LUPIFIL P

  • 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 LUPIFIL P

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 01 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)