What is Pegfilgrastim?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Pegfilgrastim is a colony stimulating factor, used to decrease the incidence of infection, by stimulation of granulocyte production.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Treat side effects of another treatment 3 2
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 2 2
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Immune system weak 1 1
Increased white blood cells 1 1
MALT lymphoma 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pegfilgrastim

Side effect Patients
General body pain 1
Nausea 1
Pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Pegfilgrastim

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Pegfilgrastim

Duration

Stopped taking Pegfilgrastim

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Pegfilgrastim

Mar 30, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg/0.6 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: Always do as you are told
Cost: < $25 monthly

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