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General Information on Palifermin

Generic Name : Palifermin

Pronunciation : pal-ee-FER-min

Latest prescription information about Palifermin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Proteins

Trade Names/Brand Names of Palifermin

Why is Palifermin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a protein (keratinocyte growth factor), prescribed for mouth sores in patients who are receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy for hematologic malignancies. 

When should Palifermin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Palifermin?

IV- The recommended dose is 60 mcg/kg/day.

How should Palifermin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Palifermin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of non-blood-related cancers, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Palifermin?

   Most common : Rash, swelling, hives, itching.
   Body As A Whole : Pain and fever.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain.

What are the other precautions for Palifermin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Palifermin?

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C). Protect from light.h

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