Plerixafor (By injection)
Hematopoietic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Plerixafor is used to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma (MM). It is used together with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor or G-CSF (e.g., filgrastim, pegfilgrastim) to mobilize hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) for collection and transplantation.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin. This medicine should be started after you have received another medicine (G-CSF) for 4 days.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to plerixafor, or if you are pregnant.
It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Enlarged spleen Low blood pressure, which may lead to shock
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the shot is given
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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