Active ingredients: lenograstim
What it is used for
To reduce the duration of neutropenia and the severity of infections in patients with non-myeloid malignancy who have either undergone autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplantation or undergone treatment with established cytotoxic chemotherapy. To reduce the incidence of infection associated with established cytotoxic chemotherapy. To mobilise peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) either with Granocyte alone, or after myelosuppresive chemotherapy, in order to accelerate haematopoietic recovery by infusion of such cells, after myelosuppressive or myeloablative therapy in patients with non-myeloid malignancies. Granocyte is also indicated to accelerate the engraftment of these cells after their infusion. To mobilise peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) in healthy donors. In the treatment of severe congenital neutropenia.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
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- Shelf lifetime is 30 Months.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient lenograstim
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Reporting side effects
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