Lonquex is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) lipegfilgrastim. On this page you will find out more about Lonquex, 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: lipegfilgrastim
Information for medicine and pack size:
Lonquex 6 mg/0.6 mL injection solution, 0.6 mL syringe
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Lonquex® is indicated for reduction in the duration of neutropenia and the incidence of febrile neutropenia in adult patients treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy for malignancy (with the exception of chronic myeloid leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndromes)
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Lonquex is a sterile preservative free aqueous solution for subcutaneous inj presented in a 1 mL prefilled syringe containing 6 mg of lipegfilgrastim/0.6 mL acetate buffer pH 5.0 (based on protein content)|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Subcutaneous|
6 mg / 0.6 mL solution for injection: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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