PEGFILGRASTIM - INJECTION
Common Brand Name(s): Neulasta
Phonetic Pronunciation: (peg-fill-GRASS-tim)
Information last revised August 2010
What does PEGFILGRASTIM - INJ look like?
Neulasta 6 mg/0.6 mL Sub-Q Syringe
Pegfilgrastim is a long-acting form of the drug, filgrastim. These drugs, called colony-stimulating factors, are used to help stimulate the bone marrow to make white blood cells in patients who are not able to produce enough white blood cells on their own. White blood cells help the body fight infections. Certain medical conditions (e.g., cancer) and/or medications (e.g., cancer chemotherapy) may reduce the body's ability to make normal white blood cells.
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