Pegstim Injection

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

Introduction

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

Pegstim 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 for 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, joint pain, headache, nausea, and muscle pain. 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, shortness of breath, 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. You must avoid driving or attention-seeking activity if you experience dizziness after taking this medicine.

Uses of Pegstim Injection

  • Prevention of Infections after chemotherapy

Benefits of Pegstim Injection

In Prevention of Infections after chemotherapy

Pegstim 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 Pegstim 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 Pegstim

  • Bone pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Low blood platelets
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Pain in extremity
  • Injection site pain

How to use Pegstim Injection

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

How Pegstim Injection works

Pegstim 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 Pegstim Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pegstim 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pegstim 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
SAFE
Pegstim Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pegstim Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pegstim Injection is recommended.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Pegstim Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Pegstim Injection?

If you miss a dose of Pegstim Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Pegstim 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 Pegstim 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 Pegstim Injection and inform your doctor if you have a fever, shortness of breath, fast rate of breathing or trouble breathing.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)

Patient Concerns

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Plz check the report and reply She is my wife report one of hospital where operated the tumot operation and one of from delhi srl and last one from tmh mumbai After the diagnosis docror advice rediation now 1 st rediation therapy is finished and doctor giving now nublast 250mg tab So plz check the report and tell me as per the tata memorial final report what is the condition for patient She can live normal life or she can dead in ahead Doctor tells with my family she can live with treatment more than 1 to 2 years Is it right or wrong
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You are on right treatmentAfter completion of radiation therapy you need to take chemotherapyThat tablet is the chemotherapy
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FAQs

Q. What is Pegstim Injection? How is it given?

Pegstim Injection 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. It 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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Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: July, 2021

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