FAQs ABOUT FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION
What is FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION used for?
FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy treatment and bone marrow transplant. It is also used to prevent infections in patients suffering from severe chronic neutropenia (rare blood disorder marked by abnormal white blood cell levels). The medicine is also indicated for use to reduce the risk of infections in patients with advanced HIV infection.
How FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION works?
FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION works by stimulating the bone marrow to produce more neutrophils (type of white blood cell) which helps in fighting the microorganisms and prevent the occurrence of infection after chemotherapy/bone marrow transplant in affected individuals.
What are the side-effects of FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION?
The most common side effects of receiving FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION are anemia, headache, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and/or unusual hair loss. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsens.
How FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION is administered?
FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into the skin as a subcutaneous injection or into the vein as an intravenous infusion. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
What happens if FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION is received more than its required dosage?
FILCAD 300MCG INJECTION will be administered to you only by a doctor or a nurse in a hospital, and so it is unlikely to receive an overdose. However, consult your doctor or nurse if you experience any unusual symptoms.