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General Information on Plerixafor Injection

Generic Name : Plerixafor Injection

Pronunciation : pler-IX-a-fore

Latest prescription information about Plerixafor Injection. 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 : Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilizer

Trade Names/Brand Names of Plerixafor Injection

International- Mozobil.

Why is Plerixafor Injection Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a hematopoietic stem cell mobilizer, used to multiply stem cells in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma along with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). 

When should Plerixafor Injection not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with leukemia and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Plerixafor Injection?

SC- The recommended dose is 0.24 mg/kg body weight.

How should Plerixafor Injection 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 Plerixafor Injection?

Caution should be exercised in patients with low platelet and white blood cells count, kidney disease, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting, sit down or get up slowly from bed.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

What are the side effects of Plerixafor Injection?

   Most Common : Diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, injection site reactions, headache, joint pain, dizziness, and vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Plerixafor Injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Plerixafor Injection?

Store at 25C.

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