FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)


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FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)

FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

FILGRASTIM (Injection)

FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Neupogen

FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Filgrastim (fil-GRA-stim) Helps your body make white blood cells. Your body may need this help as a part of cancer treatment or to prevent infections.

When To Not Use FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to filgrastim, or any other medicine made from E coli such as pegfilgrastim (Neulasta™).

How Should You Use FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin or into a vein.
  • This medicine can be used for several different reasons, so there are different schedules for using it. Make sure you understand your personal schedule.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Do not shake the medicine. Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • If you use the prefilled syringe, make sure you know how to use the needle guard. After giving an injection, slide the needle guard forward over the needle until you hear a "click." The needle guard will safely cover the used needle.
  • Each syringe or vial of medicine is good for only one dose. After using one dose of medicine, discard (throw away) the syringe or vial and any leftover medicine. Do not save unused medicine from an opened vial or syringe.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • It is important that you receive each dose of this medicine according to schedule. Call your doctor, pharmacist, treatment clinic, or home health caregiver for instructions if you miss a dose.

Proper FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a medicine called lithium.
  • You should not receive this medicine at the same time that you receive chemotherapy or radiation treatments. You should not receive this medicine during the 24 hours (1 day) before and after certain chemotherapy treatments.

FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have sickle cell disease. Your doctor needs to know if you have ever had an enlarged spleen, or if you have psoriasis or similar skin problems.
  • Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • The medicine is sometimes used to help prevent infections during cancer treatment. If you think you have an infection, tell your doctor right away. Some signs of an infection are fever, chills, tiredness, weakness, or sore throat.

FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Fever.
  • Slow or shallow breathing.
  • Pain in your left side or shoulder, or feeling unusually full.
  • Skin redness or blisters.
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising, blood in your urine.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Bone, joint, or muscle pain.
  • Headache.
  • Mild nausea, vomiting.
  • Skin pain, redness, itching, or swelling where the needle was placed.

FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.5***~

 

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Effectiveness:

**

Ease of Use:

*****

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FILGRASTIM (Injection) (Injectable)
2.5

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Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: **

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Kang, Kang - 01/13/2014

This is truly a great medical brtgrehkouah. I always hated how stem cell debates focused on creating life and cloning, when really most all medical conditions occur at the genetic stage.