Mozobil (Plerixafor) is a prescription medication that is used in people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or multiple myeloma. It helps the bone marrow release stem cells into the bloodstream so they can be collected and transplanted back into the body. Plerixafor injection belongs to the class of medications called hematopoietic stem cell mobilizers. This medication works by causing certain blood cells to move from the bone marrow to the blood so that they can be removed for transplant. This medication is injected under the skin usually in the abdominal area. The recommended adult dose of Mozobil is based on body weight. It is usually given as a single dose approximately 10 to 11 hours before the procedure to gather stem cells from the blood.
Our Canadian Pharmacy King offers the brand Mozobil from Canada manufactured by Sanofi Aventis. There is no generic available for this medication. This medication is available in the dosage of 20 mg/ml/1.2 ml vials.
Contact your doctor if the following side effects are severe and bothersome:
• Bruising, swelling or pain at the injection site;
• Constipation or diarrhea;
• Muscle or bone pain;
Check with your doctor right away if you have any of following serious side effects such as:
• Feeling faint;
• Feeling of pins and needles and numbness;
• Numbness around the mouth;
• Severe diarrhea;
• Stomach pain
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further questions or concerns.
You should not use Mozobil if you are allergic to Plerixafor or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medication. This medication can increase the number of white blood cells and decrease the number of platelets in your body. This medication may cause dizziness or drowsiness. You should not drive or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Mozobil should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding a baby.
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