|Brand name(s), other common name(s)||Mozobil®|
|Drug type||Stem cell mobilizer|
|How the drug is given||Subcutaneous (SC) injection|
Plerixafor injection is FDA approved for use along with a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) medication in preparation for an autologous stem cell transplant in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Plerixafor injection works by causing certain blood cells to move from the bone marrow to the blood so that they can be removed for transplantation.
Side effects needing medical attention:Diarrhea; nausea; tiredness (fatigue); injection site reaction; headache; pain in the joints (arthralgia); dizziness; vomiting.