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Ziextenzo Dosage

Generic name: PEGFILGRASTIM 6mg in 0.6mL
Dosage form: injection

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 28, 2020.

Patients with Cancer Receiving Myelosuppressive Chemotherapy

The recommended dosage of ZIEXTENZO is a single subcutaneous injection of 6 mg administered once per chemotherapy cycle. For dosing in pediatric patients weighing less than 45 kg, refer to Table 1. Do not administer ZIEXTENZO between 14 days before and 24 hours after administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy.

Administration

ZIEXTENZO is administered subcutaneously via a single-dose prefilled syringe for manual use.

Prior to use‚ remove the carton from the refrigerator and allow the ZIEXTENZO prefilled syringe to reach room temperature for a minimum of 15-30 minutes. Discard any prefilled syringe left at room temperature for greater than 120 hours.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. ZIEXTENZO is supplied as a clear and colorless to slightly yellowish solution. Do not administer ZIEXTENZO if discoloration or particulates are observed.

The needle cap on the prefilled syringes contains dry natural rubber (derived from latex) which may cause allergic reactions; persons with latex allergies should not administer these products.

Pediatric Patients weighing less than 45 kg

The ZIEXTENZO prefilled syringe is not designed to allow for direct administration of doses less than 0.6 mL (6 mg). The syringe does not bear graduation marks, which are necessary to accurately measure doses of ZIEXTENZO less than 0.6 mL (6 mg) for direct administration to patients. Thus, the direct administration to patients requiring dosing of less than 0.6 mL (6 mg) is not recommended due to the potential for dosing errors. Refer to Table 1.

Table 1. Dosing of ZIEXTENZO for pediatric patients weighing less than 45 kg
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For pediatric patients weighing less than 10 kg, administer 0.1 mg/kg (0.01 mL/kg) of ZIEXTENZO.

Body Weight

ZIEXTENZO Dose

Volume to Administer

Less than 10 kg*

See below*

See below*

10 - 20 kg

1.5 mg

0.15 mL

21 - 30 kg

2.5 mg

0.25 mL

31 - 44 kg

4 mg

0.4 mL

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