Pegasta Injection
Pegasta Injection
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Pegasta Injection | 0.6 ml in 1 PFS

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Pegfilgrastim 6 mg

Introduction of Pegasta Injection

Pegasta Injection is a prescription medicine for the prevention of infection after cancer treatment. It works by helping your body make more white blood cells, which help protect you from getting infected. It may also be used to help people who have been exposed to high doses of radiation to help them recover. The safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.

Pegasta Injection may cause some common adverse reactions including headache, nausea, bone and musculoskeletal pain, hypersensitivity type reactions including rash, urticaria, angioedema, difficulty breathing, erythema, flushing, and hypotension that occurred during initial or subsequent treatment with Pegasta 6 mg. Tell your doctor if you get a lump, swelling or bruising that does not go away. This medicine may not protect you from all types of infection. Tell your doctor if you develop fever, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, or swelling of the face or neck.

Before using this Pegasta 6 mg Injection, tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease, fever or infection, kidney problems, heart problems, or a family history of kidney disease before starting treatment with this injection. You should not take this injection if you are allergic to or to any of the other ingredients in this injection. Report any symptoms of left upper abdomen pain, shoulder pain, or difficulty breathing to your doctor immediately. The most common side effects of Pegasta 6 mg Injection are bone, arm and leg pain.

Pegasta Injection may also have interactions with other medicines. Give your doctor or health care professional a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or nutritional supplements you are using. Also, tell him or her if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some of these may interact with the medicine you are taking. Pegasta Injection is not recommended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women. To avoid pregnancy, both men and women need to use effective birth control during treatment.

Pegasta Injection will be given by injection by a qualified health professional. You should continue to take it for as long as is advised by your doctor or health care professional. Treatment time varies depending on how you feel and how you respond. While taking this Pegasta Injection, you may be asked to have regular tests to check the number of blood cells in your blood and your bone density.

Uses of Pegasta Injection

  • Preventing infections after the chemotherapy treatment

Benefits of Pegasta Injection

Pegasta Injection works by stimulating your body's immune system to increase the production of white blood cells. The cells that help us fight infections are called white blood cells. You must use this medicine under medical supervision to make it really effective. To help prevent infections, avoid being in crowded places and wash your hands often. Drink plenty of fluids, unless you are told otherwise by your doctor or health care professional.

Side Effects of Pegasta Injection

Pegasta Injection adverse effects can vary depending on various factors. Some of the common and severe adverse effects are listed below.

Most Common Side Effects of Pegasta Injection

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Appetite Loss
  • Constipation
  • Infection in the Urinary and Respiratory Tract
  • Hair Loss
  • Low Count of Red Blood cells
  • Fluctuation in the Blood Pressure
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Tingling in Feet and hands
  • Chest Pain
  • Pain during Urination

Common Side Effects of Pegasta Injection

  • Rashes
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Bone pain
  • Leg pain

How to Use Pegasta Injection?

Pegasta Injection is given through intravenous infusion by your doctor or nurse. Follow the guidelines of the doctor carefully during the treatment. Please do not self-administrate this Pegasta 6 mg.

How Pegasta Injection Works?

Pegasta Injection helps in stimulating the bone marrow and produces white blood cells. Hence, it helps in protecting the body from infections.

Safety Advices Pegasta Injection


Pegasta Injection should not be given to lactating women. There is no clinical experience with nursing women.


Pegasta Injection has no or negligible effects on the ability to drive or to use machines.


Pegasta Injection is not recommended during pregnancy or in women who may become pregnant and are not using contraceptives. There are no data available on the use of Pegasta 6 mg Injection in pregnant women. Studies in animals have shown toxicity to the reproductive system. The potential risk to the human embryo or fetus is not known.

Safe if prescribed

Pegasta Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose change is recommended in patients with kidney impairment, including those with end-stage kidney disease.

Use with Caution

There is only a limited amount of information available on the use of Pegasta 6 mg in patients with liver disease. Consult your medical doctor for advice.

Use with Caution

It is not known whether it is safe to drink alcohol with Pegasta 6 mg Injection. Consult your medical doctor for advice.

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