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listen  (pleh-RIK-suh-for)

This page contains brief information about plerixafor and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s): Mozobil
FDA Approved: Yes

FDA Approval for Plerixafor

Use in Cancer

Plerixafor is approved to be used with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for:

Plerixafor helps move stem cells from the bone marrow to the bloodstream so that they can be collected, stored, and then given back to the patient in autologous stem cell transplantation.

Plerixafor is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Plerixafor

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Plerixafor - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Plerixafor - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

Important: The drug information on this page is meant to be educational. It is not a substitute for medical advice. The information may not cover all possible uses, actions, interactions, or side effects of this drug, or precautions to be taken while using it. Please see your health care professional for more information about your specific medical condition and the use of this drug.

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  • Posted: February 25, 2009
  • Updated: September 13, 2011