Peg Frastim 6mg Injection

Prescription Required
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Peg Frastim 6mg Injection is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy. It is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections.

Peg Frastim 6mg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. You should continue to take as long as your doctor advises for it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. You might be asked to get regular tests done to check the number of blood cells in your blood and your bone density level while you are taking this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include bone pain, weakness, joint pain, headache, and rash. Other than this, pain or redness at the site of injection is common. But, inform your doctor if you notice a lump, swelling, or bruising that does not go away. It might not prevent you from all kinds of infection, hence inform your doctor if you notice fever, chills, rash, sore throat, and swelling around the face or neck.

Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Peg Frastim Injection

  • Prevention of Infections after chemotherapy

Benefits of Peg Frastim Injection

In Prevention of Infections after chemotherapy

Peg Frastim 6mg Injection increases the production of white blood cells by stimulating the immune system in our body. White blood cells are those cells that help us to fight infections. This medicine is really effective and must be used under medical supervision. Avoid being in crowds and wash your hands often to prevent any infections. Have plenty of fluids, unless otherwise advised by the doctor not to.

Side effects of Peg Frastim Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Peg Frastim

  • Bone pain
  • Weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Back pain
  • Pain in extremity
  • Increased white blood cell count
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased lactate dehydrogenase level in blood
  • Low blood platelets
  • Injection site pain
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Oropharyngeal pain
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Constipation
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Peg Frastim Injection

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

How Peg Frastim Injection works

Peg Frastim 6mg Injection is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections. .

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Peg Frastim 6mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Peg Frastim 6mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Peg Frastim 6mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Peg Frastim 6mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Peg Frastim 6mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Peg Frastim 6mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Peg Frastim Injection?

If you miss a dose of Peg Frastim 6mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • Peg Frastim 6mg Injection reduces the risk of infection in people treated with chemotherapy.
  • It is usually given as a daily injection into the tissue just under the skin or into the vein. 
  • You will normally receive your first dose at least 24 hours after your chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant.
  • Store it in the refrigerator, protect it from light, and don't shake it.
  • For a more comfortable injection, leave the syringe at room temperature for 30 minutes before using it.
  • Pain or redness in the area of injection is common. Let your doctor know if you notice a lump, swelling, or bruising that doesn't go away.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Peg Frastim 6mg Injection may cause dizziness.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the number of blood cells in your blood, and your bone density level while you are receiving treatment with this medicine.
  • Stop taking Peg Frastim 6mg Injection and inform your doctor if you have a fever, shortness of breath, fast rate of breathing or trouble breathing.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cytokine Glycoprotein
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)

Patient concerns

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Iam having three pegs brandy daily .am having lantus insulin&amaryl m aftefood.anyproblems
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Reduce to 1 peg 30 ml twice a week
I m regular drinker only 3 peg daily how to manage my suger level. After drink if I have medicine will it be effective
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
It will be effective but reduce drink to one peg that is 30 mlA person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND LOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you souls not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
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References

  1. Masters SB. Agents Used in Anemias; Hematopoetic Growth Factors. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 581-82.
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 27 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cancer Research Uk. Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor. [Accessed 27 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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463, 4 th Floor, RPG HOUSE, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400 030. Maharashtra, INDIA
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: November, 2021

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