Filgrastim is used in the treatment or prevention of infections by increasing the production of white blood cells.
Filgrastim is usually injected under the skin. Sometimes it is injected into a vein.
Inject the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not inject two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Trouble breathing, swollen lips, tongue, throat or face
Chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Nose bleeds, small red or purple skin spots
|Tell your doctor|
Hair loss or thinning
Pain, tenderness or redness at injection site
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. December 2017
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed