Pegstim 6mg Injection Description:
Pegstim 6mg Injection is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections. nnnn.
Pegstim 6mg Injection is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy.
Bone pain, Joint pain, Headache, Nausea, Low blood platelets, Muscle pain, Back pain, Pain in extremity, Injection site pain.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
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
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.