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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about NEUPOGEN

What is NEUPOGEN?

What is NEUPOGEN?

NEUPOGEN is the brand name for filgrastim subcutaneous injection or IV infusion.

What dosages is NEUPOGEN available in?

What dosages is NEUPOGEN available in?

NEUPOGEN is available as a 300 mcg/mL or 480 mcg/1.6 mL single-dose vial and a 300 mcg/0.5 mL or 480 mcg/0.8 mL single-dose prefilled syringe.

What is NEUPOGEN used for?

What is NEUPOGEN used for?

NEUPOGEN is a colony-stimulating factor and is used for the following:

Prevention of low neutrophil-related complications in:

  • People getting bone marrow-suppressing chemotherapy
  • People with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after induction or consolidation chemotherapy
  • People with cancer who received bone marrow transplants
  • People with severe, long-term neutropenia (low neutrophils)
  • Preparation for blood collection for your own stem cell transplant (Neupogen, Nivestym, and Zarxio only)
  • Increase survival in people exposed to bone marrow-suppressing radiation (Neupogen only)
How does NEUPOGEN work?

How does NEUPOGEN work?

NEUPOGEN is a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). It works like the G-CSF protein that you naturally have in your body. G-CSF stimulates (triggers) your bone marrow to make neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that helps your body fight infections.

How do I take NEUPOGEN?

How do I take NEUPOGEN?

Your dose depends on your weight, your blood cell counts, and the condition you’re taking the medication for. In general, the typical starting dose is 5 mcg/kg to 10 mcg/kg of body weight per day. It’s given once or twice per day, depending on why you’re taking it. NEUPOGEN is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneously) or an injection through the veins (intravenously, IV).

Is it safe for me to take NEUPOGEN?

Is it safe for me to take NEUPOGEN?

NEUPOGEN is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a history of serious allergic reactions to human granulocyte colony-stimulating factors such as filgrastim or pegfilgrastim.

NEUPOGEN Common Side Effects

NEUPOGEN Common Side Effects

Common side effects of NEUPOGEN:

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Low platelets
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
NEUPOGEN Serious Side Effects

NEUPOGEN Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with NEUPOGEN. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Ruptured spleen: pain in your left upper stomach or shoulder
  • Kidney damage: swelling of face or ankles, dark colored urine, blood in urine, urinating less
  • Low platelet count: easy bruising, longer bleeding time, blood in urine or stools
  • Serious allergic reaction: rash, face swelling, shortness of breath, fast heart rate
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on NEUPOGEN

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on NEUPOGEN

There are no major drug interactions listed for NEUPOGEN. However, always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking.

Who makes NEUPOGEN?

Who makes NEUPOGEN?

Amgen Inc.

Is NEUPOGEN safe in pregnancy?

Is NEUPOGEN safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if NEUPOGEN may harm your unborn baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about possible pregnancy and birth control choices that are right for you.

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