Patient Info Sheet
What it is used for
- Pegfilgrastim is the long-acting form of filgrastim, used to stimulate the growth of white blood cells.
- Chemotherapy drugs often slow down the growth of new white blood cells, resulting in a higher chance of infection and delays in the recovery of blood counts. Pegfilgrastim is used to stimulate the growth of white blood cells.
- Pegfilgrastim is available as a biosimilar medication. See our biosimilar pamphlet for more information.