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Oprelvekin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Oprelvekin

Generic Name : Oprelvekin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Oprelvekin are provided here.
Pronunciation : oh-PREL-ve-kin
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Oprelvekin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Oprelvekin

International- Neumega.

Why is Oprelvekin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an interleukin, prescribed for severe thrombocytopenia caused by certain chemotherapy treatments. It stimulates certain body chemicals to produce platelets.


When should Oprelvekin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Oprelvekin?

Adult- SC- The recommended dose is 50 g/kg given once daily.

How should Oprelvekin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Oprelvekin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood cancer, bone marrow transplant, brain tumor, irregular heart rhythm, high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, lung, liver, or kidney problem, fluid retention, decrease in blood potassium level, eye defects, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or fainting, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

In children, serious eye problems may occur.

If condition become worsens contact your healthcare provider immediately.

What are the side effects of Oprelvekin?

   Most Common : Fluid retention, difficulty in breathing, fast heart rate, palpitations, abnormal heart rhythm, and lung infection.
   Body as a Whole : Fluid retention, fever, headache, pain, and chills.
   Heart : Dilatation of blood vessels and fainting.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea/vomiting, ulceration of the mucous membranes, diarrhea, mouth infection, abdominal pain, infection, loss of appetite, constipation, indigestion and dehydration.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, sleeplessness, nervousness, weakness, and tingling.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, nose inflammation and increased cough.
   Skin : Rash, hair loss, bruising, blisters, and skin discoloration.
   Eye and ENT : Blurred vision, and eye bleeding.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain and bone pain.

What are the other precautions for Oprelvekin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Oprelvekin?

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C) and protect from light. Do not freeze it.

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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