What Pegfeel is used for?
- Pegfeel helps to reduce the chance of infection due to a low white blood cell count, in people with certain types of cancer (non-myeloid), who receive anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy) that can cause fever and low blood cell count
Warning & Precautions
Talk to doctor
Talk to your Doctor, if you:
- Are allergic to Pegfilgrastim or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- Have a sickle cell disorder
- Have had severe skin reactions to acrylic adhesives
- Have kidney problems
Pregnancy & Breast Feeding
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
Children & Adolescents
- Your doctor will give you the right dose based on your child’s age and body weight
Driving & Using Machines
- Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery during hour 26 through hour 29 after the on-body injector for PEG GRAFEEL (PFS) is applied
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, including prescription and non-prescription medicines and herbal supplements.
Directions & For Use
- It must only be given under the skin (subcutaneous) by a doctor or nurse
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
- Spleen rupture: pain in the left upper stomach area or your left shoulder
- Lung problem called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): shortness of breath with or without a fever, trouble breathing or a fast rate of breathing
- Allergic reactions: rash over your whole body, shortness of breath, wheezing, dizziness, swelling around your mouth or eyes, fast heart rate and sweating
- Sickle cell crises: pain or difficulty breathing
- Kidney injury (glomerulonephritis): swelling of your face or ankles, blood in your urine or dark colored urine, you urinate less than usual
- Capillary leak syndrome: swelling or puffiness and are urinating less than usual, trouble breathing, swelling of your stomach area (abdomen) and feeling of fullness, dizziness or feeling faint, a general feeling of tiredness
- Inflammation of the aorta (aortitis): fever, abdominal pain, feeling tired, and back pain
- Increased white blood cell count (leukocytosis)
- Pain in the bones, arms, and leg
- Keep this medicine out of reach of children
- Store in a refrigerator at 2-8°C
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