Pegfilgrastim overdose: case report and review of the literature.

  title={Pegfilgrastim overdose: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Orit Kaidar-Person and Mor Moskovitz and Tomer Charas and Wasim Alsharbati and Nissim Haim},
  journal={Medical oncology},
  volume={28 Suppl 1},
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.