Neulasta (Injection)

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by Lamine in Lamine, 01/18/2014


Hello, Neulasta is very expensive, why? Thank-you,  Cathy
by Cathy Lucas in Wenatchee, WA, 04/04/2009

numbness in fingers & feet

   I take chemo treatments every three weeks. and a neulasta shot the next day after my treatment, I would like to know is the numbness in my feet an fingers cause by the chemo are could it be the neulasta shot.
by pat patterson in memphis tenn, 09/05/2006

neulasta injection

Hi! Can you please tell me what the normal time frame is, for the side effects to last, after having "Neulasta" injection. I have to have it every 3 weeks {24 hours after my Chemotherapy, to raise my Blood Count Level}. 2 days after the inje...
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Neulasta (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Neulasta (Injection)

Neulasta (Injection) Medication Classification


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Neulasta (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Pegfilgrastim (peg-fil-GRA-stim) Helps your body make white blood cells. This will help prevent infections during cancer treatments (chemotherapy).

When To Not Use Neulasta (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to pegfilgrastim. You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any other medicine made from E coli (Escherichia coli). This includes the medicine called filgrastim (Neupogen®). You should not use this medicine if it has been less than 24 hours (1 day) since you last received chemotherapy or radiation, or if your next chemotherapy treatment is fewer than 14 days (2 weeks) away.

How Should You Use Neulasta (Injection)


  • 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. This medicine is usually given as one injection during each of your chemotherapy treatment cycles.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.
  • Do not shake the medicine. Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • 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 of medicine is good for only one dose. After using one dose of medicine, discard (throw away) the syringe and any leftover medicine. Do not save unused medicine from an opened 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 Neulasta (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Neulasta (Injection)

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 lithium. Your doctor also needs to know about all other cancer treatments you are using.

Neulasta (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have sickle cell disease.
  • Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • Do not use the prefilled syringe for infants, children, or small adolescents who weigh less than 99 pounds (45 kilograms). The syringe contains too much medicine for a small person.
  • 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.

Neulasta (Injection) 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.
  • Blue lips or fingernails.
  • Fever.
  • Pain in your left side or shoulder, or feeling unusually full.
  • Slow or shallow breathing.
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Bone, joint, or muscle pain.
  • Skin pain, redness, itching, or swelling where the shot was given.

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Beverly, Vicksburg, Ms - 10/26/2013

My white count was corrected. I have back pain, leg weakness and shortness of breath. It has been 10 days since last Neulasta shot. I am not sure how long these side effects will last. I would not take this drug again.

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Marinela, Marinela - 01/15/2014

Just an FYI -If an MD signs onto a PPO plan, he knows that he will automatically get paettnis referred from that plan which helps his business. If Mom's Miracle Brownies factory with 200 employees signs up for an insurance PPO Plan, then employees who were seeing non-PPO doctors will probably change; employees that didn't have insurance may now go to the MD. So it's worth the investment like advertising for the doctor.If an MD signs up with an HMO plan, every person that is insured must write down the name of their primary MD. The insurance company then pays a flat amount per patient to that MD, just for being available to the insured. If 50 of the employees at the Brownie Company go to Dr. Doe, Dr. Doe will receive 50 x $$ (oodles of years ago this was around $15/patient at that old rate, the MD would get $750 per month without even seeing a patient.)Doctors will also give discounts to insurance companies, medicare and medicaid because payment is guaranteed. They can expect their money within a reasonable amount of time, saving them the hassle of collections and additional bookkeeping. John Q. Public can negotiate, but the price will be discounted only as much as they believe/can be guaranteed payment. My doctor's office offers a 30 percent discount on the bill to self-pay paettnis, IF the bill is paid in full at the time of the visit.Many hospitals also have benevolence funds available for those without medicaid.


Nerice, Nerice - 02/28/2014

QuotesChimp have merely scraped the top of possible conflicts that may occur between an insurance provider and the casualty.