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Generic name Palifermin
Pronunciation pal-ee-FER-min
Brand name(s), other common name(s) Kepivance®
Drug type  Growth factor
How the drug is given Intravenously (IV)

Palifermin is FDA approved to help prevent or lessen severe oral mucositis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth) in patients receiving certain types of blood cancer therapy.

Side effects needing medical attention: Check with your doctor immediately if you develop a rash.

 

For information on how to manage the costs of drug therapy, please see Financial Matters and Prescription Drug Coverage, or to speak with an Information Specialist, call (800) 955-4572.

last updated on Friday, October 26, 2012