Pegfilgrastim overdose: Case report and review of the literature

Orit Kaidar-Person, Mor Moskovitz, Tomer Charas, Wasim Alsharbati, Nissim Haim

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Abstract

Single-dose pegfilgrastim is commonly used for the prophylaxis of neutropenia in patients receiving myelotoxic chemotherapy. We report a case of a 69-year-old man who was treated with chemotherapy for small-cell lung cancer and mistakenly self-administered a 36 mg overdose of pegfilgrastim, a sixfold increase over the scheduled dose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S697-S698
JournalMedical Oncology
Volume28
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • G-CSF
  • Neutropenia
  • Overdose
  • Pegfilgrastim

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