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PEGEX 6MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 8809.52 for 1 vial(s) (1 ML injection each)
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Composition for PEGEX

Pegfilgrastim(6 mg)

food interaction for PEGEX

alcohol interaction for PEGEX

pregnancy interaction for PEGEX

lactation interaction for PEGEX

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

SALT INFORMATION for PEGEX

Pegfilgrastim(6 mg)

Uses

Pegex 6mg injection is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy.

How it works

Pegex 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 PEGEX

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  • PEGGRAFEEL 6MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 9815/ML of injection
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    Rs. 9815
    pay 11% more per ML of injection
  • IMUPEG 6MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 14220.10/ML of injection
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    Rs. 14220.10
    pay 61% more per ML of injection
  • NEUPEG 6MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 27880/injection
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    Rs. 27880
    pay 216% 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
    save 8% more per ML of injection
  • NEULASTIM 6MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 33800/injection
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    Rs. 33800
    pay 284% more per injection

Expert advice for PEGEX

  • 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 PEGEX

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 19 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)