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Brand name: Zarzio

Zarzio is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) filgrastim. On this page you will find out more about Zarzio, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: filgrastim

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Zarzio 480 microgram/0.5 mL injection solution, 5 x 0.5 mL syringes

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs in doses not usually requiring bone marrow transplantation. ,indicated for reducing the duration of neutropenia and clinical sequelae in patients undergoing induction and consolidation chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia. ,indicated for the mobilisation of autologous peripheral blood progenitor cells alone, or following myelosuppressive chemotherapy, in order to accelerate neutrophil and platelet recovery by infusion of such cells after myeloablative or myelosuppressive therapy in patients with non-myeloid malignancies. ,indicated for the mobilisation of peripheral blood progenitor cells, in normal volunteers, for use in allogeneic peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation.,In patients receiving myeloablative chemotherapy, is indicated for reducing the duration of neutropenia and clinical sequelae following autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.,indicated for chronic administration to increase neutrophil counts and to reduce the incidence and duration of infections in patients with severe chronic neutropenia.,indicated in patients with HIV infection, for reversal of clinically significant neutropenia and subsequent maintenance of adequate neutrophil counts during treatment with antiviral and/or other myelosuppressive medications.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Colorless to slightly yellowish solution
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Medicine schedule
1 x 1 syringe: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 x 10 syringe: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 x 5 syringe: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 36 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 May 2018

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