What are the possible side effects of pegfilgrastim (Neulasta)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using pegfilgrastim and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- sudden or severe pain in your left upper stomach spreading up to your shoulder;
- severe dizziness, skin rash, or flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
- rapid breathing or feeling short of breath;
- signs of infection such as fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms, easy bruising or...
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What are the precautions when taking pegfilgrastim (Neulasta)?
Before using pegfilgrastim, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to filgrastim; or to other medications made in a similar way (biotechnology-produced proteins using E. coli); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as dry natural rubber/latex in the needle cover on the prefilled syringe), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: sickle cell disease, spleen problems.
If you are scheduled only for radiation therapy, pegfilgrastim may still help your body fight off infections. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This medication should...
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