Plerixafor Injection

Name: Plerixafor Injection

How should this medicine be used?

Plerixafor injection comes as a liquid to be injected subcutaneously (under the skin) by a doctor or nurse in a medical facility. It is usually injected once a day, 11 hours before the removal of blood cells, for up to 4 days in a row. Your treatment with plerixafor injection will begin after you have received a G-CSF medication once a day for 4 days, and you will continue to receive the G-CSF medication during your treatment with plerixafor injection.

Other uses for this medicine

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What other information should I know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your body's response to plerixafor injection.

Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about plerixafor injection.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Mozobil®

Overdose

Based on limited data at doses above the recommended dose of 0.24 mg/kg SC, the frequency of gastrointestinal disorders, vasovagal reactions, orthostatic hypotension, and/or syncope may be higher.

What is the most important information i should know about plerixafor (mozobil)?

Do not receive plerixafor without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to plerixafor, or if you have leukemia.

Before receiving plerixafor, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease.

Plerixafor is given as an injection in a hospital or clinic setting. Before receiving plerixafor, you will be given another medication that will help your bone marrow produce stem cells and certain white blood cells that help support your immune system.

To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested often.

What should i discuss with my health care provider before receiving plerixafor (mozobil)?

You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to plerixafor, or if you have leukemia.

To make sure you can safely use plerixafor, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease.

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not receive plerixafor if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether plerixafor passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while receiving this medication.

Where can i get more information?

Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about plerixafor.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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