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pegfilgrastim - injection, Neulasta (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Similar products, such as filgrastim and tbo-filgrastim, should not be used at the same time as pegfilgrastim.This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (e.g., bone tests such as bone imaging). Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.This medication must be taken under close medical supervision so that your blood counts can be monitored. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood and platelet counts) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.It is very important to keep all scheduled medical and laboratory appointments.

MISSED DOSE: For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store in the refrigerator between 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C) away from light. Do not freeze. However, if frozen, thaw in the refrigerator before use. Discard syringe if frozen more than once. Keep all medications away from children and pets.This medication may be kept out of the refrigerator for up to 48 to 72 hours, depending on your brand. After that time, if the medication is left unused, discard it. Consult your product instructions or pharmacist for details.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Information last revised November 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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