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Neupogen (Filgrastim) (man-made protein) helps in making white blood cells lacked by cancer(for instance, due to chemotherapy, chronic neutropenia, or exposure to large amounts of radiation). 

What is Neupogen?

Generic Name: filgrastim (fil GRAS tim)

Brand Names: Neupogen, Neupogen SingleJect, Nivestym, Zarxio

Taken as: Injection

Drug class: colony-stimulating factors

Neupogen (filgrastim) is a man-made form used in the treatment of neutropenia where a lack of certain white blood cells caused by cancer, bone marrow transplant, receiving chemotherapy, or other conditions.

Uses of Neupogen (filgrastim)

Neupogen used as a supplement when there is:

  • A lack of certain white blood cells caused by cancer.
  • Bone marrow transplant.
  • Receiving chemotherapy.
  • to treat neutropenia.

Side effects of Neupogen (filgrastim)

Get medical help if any following signs of an adverse reaction to Neupogen:

  • Hives.
  • Sweating.
  • Dizziness.
  • Fast heart rate.
  • Wheezing.
  • Difficult breathing.
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Neupogen may cause the spleen to enlarged and it could rupture (tear). Stop using Neupogen and consult your doctor at once if you have:

  • Fever.
  • Tiredness
  • Stomach pain or back pain.
  • Rapid breathing.
  • Feeling short of breath or pain while breathing;
  • capillary leak syndrome.
  • kidney problems(little or no urinating, blood in your urine, swelling in your face or ankles)
  • low red blood cells (anemia).
  • Signs of infection

Common Neupogen side effects may include:

  • fever, cough.
  • Trouble breathing;
  • Nosebleeds.
  • Bone pain.
  • Muscle or joint pain.
  • diarrhea, headache.
  • numbness or rash, thinning hair.
Consult your doctor in case of any serious side effects or any adverse effects persist, worsen, or any unlisted problem occurs.

Precautions

  • Make sure you are not allergic to Neupogen (filgrastim).
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history.
  • Before going under surgery tell your doctor about the medication.
  • Before any vaccination, discuss with your doctor about your medication.
  • In pregnancy, Neupogen (filgrastim) is not allowed.
  • Breastfeeding not allowed.

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