Always use Pelgraz® exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are unsure. The usual dose is one 6 mg subcutaneous injection under your skin using a pre-filled syringe and it should be given at least 24 hours after your last dose of chemotherapy at the end of each chemotherapy cycle.
This website contains information on how to give yourself an injection of Pelgraz®. It is important that you do not try to give yourself the injection unless you have received special training from your doctor or nurse. If you are not sure about giving yourself the injection or you have any questions, please ask your doctor or nurse for help.
You will need to give yourself the injection into the tissue just under the skin. This is known as a subcutaneous injection. You will need to have your injection at about the same time of day, each time you inject.
To give yourself a subcutaneous injection you will need:
Do not shake the pre-filled syringe as vigorous shaking may damage the medication. If the pre-filled syringe has been shaken vigorously, the solution may appear foamy and it should not be used. Ensure the needle cover remains on the syringe until just before you are ready to inject.
Before you inject Pelgraz® you must do the following:
The most suitable places to inject yourself are:
Dispose of the syringe as instructed by your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This medicine is
subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety
information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get.
See www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard for how to report side effects.
Please also report side effects directly to Accord-UK Ltd by calling:
(0)1271 385257 or by email: