Neupogen Injection Drug Information
Neupogen® (filgrastim) is a prescription medication approved to:
- Prevent infections in people undergoing chemotherapy
- Prevent infections in people receiving bone marrow transplants
- Aid in the collection of stem cells for use in stem cell transplantation
- Prevent infections and other problems in people with low neutrophils due to certain other causes.
An injectable drug, Neupogen can be given just under the skin or by IV. While most people tolerate it well, potential side effects include nausea, vomiting, and bloody nose.
Prior to starting treatment with this drug, your healthcare provider needs information on your medical history and a detailed list of any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and supplements. Drug interactions with Neupogen are possible, and the medication is not right for all people. Providing this information to your healthcare provider will help ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
(For more information, including dosing tips, a detailed description of the drug's effects, and other side effects that may occur with this injection, click Neupogen.)