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Brand name: Neupogen TM

Active ingredients: filgrastim

What it is used for

To decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs in doses not usually requiring bone marrow transplantation. For reducing the duration of neutropenia and clinical sequelae in patients undergoing induction and consolidation chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia. For the mobilisation of autologous peripheral blood progenitor cells alone, or following myelosuppressive chemotherapy, in order to accelerate neutrophil and platelet recovery by infusion of such cells after myeloablative of myelosuppressive therapy in patients with non-myeloid malignancies. For the mobilisation of peripheral blood progenitor cells, in normal volunteers, for use in allogeneic peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation. In patients receiving myeloablative chemotherapy, for reducing the duration of neutropenia and clinical sequelae following autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. For chronic administration to increase neutrophil counts and to reduce the incidence and duration of infections in patients with severe chronic neutropenia. In patients with HIV infection, for reversal of clinically significant neutropenia and subsequent maintenance of adequate neutrophil counts during treatment with antiviral and/or other myelosuppressive medications

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Lifetime is 30 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient filgrastim

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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