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Mozobil

Generic Name: Plerixafor (pler-IX-a-fore)Brand Name: Mozobil

Mozobil is used for:

Stimulating the body to release stem cells into the blood in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma. These stem cells are then collected and used in stem cell transplant. It is used along with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Mozobil is a hematopoietic stem cell mobilizer. It works by blocking certain substances in the bone marrow. This allows stem cells to move from the bone marrow into the bloodstream, where they can be collected for transplant.

Do NOT use Mozobil if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Mozobil
  • you have leukemia

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Mozobil :

Some medical conditions may interact with Mozobil . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have kidney problems
  • if you have low blood platelet levels or a high white blood cell count

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Mozobil . However, no specific interactions with Mozobil are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Mozobil may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Mozobil :

Use Mozobil as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Mozobil is given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic.
  • Do not use Mozobil if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of Mozobil , contact your doctor right away.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Mozobil .

Important safety information:

  • Mozobil may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Mozobil with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Mozobil may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
  • If vomiting or diarrhea occurs, you will need to take care not to become dehydrated. Contact your doctor for instructions.
  • Mozobil may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood. Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury. Tell your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding. Tell your doctor if you have dark, tarry, or bloody stools.
  • Contact your doctor right away if pain occurs in the left upper stomach area or left shoulder area. These could be symptoms of an enlarged or ruptured spleen.
  • Women who may become pregnant should use effective birth control while they are using Mozobil . Check with your doctor if you have questions about effective birth control.
  • Lab tests, including complete blood cell counts, may be performed while you use Mozobil . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Use Mozobil with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Mozobil should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Mozobil may cause harm to the fetus. Do not become pregnant while you are using Mozobil . If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Mozobil while you are pregnant. It is not known if Mozobil is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Mozobil , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Mozobil :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; joint pain; nausea; pain, redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site; stomach pain; tiredness; trouble sleeping; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, eyelids, lips, or tongue) black, tarry, or bloody stools; fainting; severe or persistent dizziness; severe stomach or shoulder pain; shortness of breath; unusual bruising or bleeding.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fainting; lightheadedness; or severe or persistent dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Proper storage of Mozobil :

Mozobil is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Mozobil at home, store Mozobil as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Mozobil out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Mozobil , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Mozobil is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Mozobil . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

  • Mozobil Prescribing Information (FDA)
  • Mozobil Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
  • Mozobil Consumer Overview
  • Plerixafor Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)

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