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Is neupogen safe enought for a healthy granulocyte donor?

Neupogen: It is a drug that stimulates proliferation of granulocytes & treats people with low neutrophil count. Not sure why you're asking if safe to give to healthy granulocyte donor, unless you meant "from", instead of "for", and in that case, yes it is. ...Read more

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Can my husband have a glass of wine now that he has finished his Neupogen injections?

Can my husband have a glass of wine now that he has finished his Neupogen injections?

Review this with: his doc, as alcohol can have bone marrow toxicity. Granted a single glass isn't much, but depending on why your husband needs Neupogen and what other medication he is on or soon to be on, your husband's doctor(s), may want him to abstain. ...Read more

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Neupogen can increase WBC after late onset neutropenia (LON). Any prescription that gives long term prevention of the LON side effect after Rituximab?

 Neupogen can increase WBC after late onset neutropenia (LON). Any prescription that gives long term  prevention of the LON side effect after Rituximab?

Neutropenia: is not usually treated except for absolute neutropenia. Hence usual practice is to use Neupogen or G CSF or prevent or treat absolute neutropenia so that benefits outweigh the adverse effects ...Read more

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Is neupogen safe enought for a healthy granulocyte donor?

Neupogen: It is a drug that stimulates proliferation of granulocytes & treats people with low neutrophil count. Not sure why you're asking if safe to give to healthy granulocyte donor, unless you meant "from", instead of "for", and in that case, yes it is. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neupogen allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Neupogen allergy?

Neupogen allergy: Neupogen (Filgrastim) is protein that stimulates growth of white blood cells in the body. For more information about adverse effects see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/filgrastim-injection-route/side-effects/DRG-20071547 ...Read more

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Can Neupogen shots cause afib?

Can Neupogen shots cause afib?

Not likely: I have never seen a case. A fib is so common that it likely is springing up from other causes. ...Read more

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Neupogen for white blood count, what is this?

Neupogen for white blood count, what is this?

Neupogen (GCSF): This is the trade name for a medication known as Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor that mimics the action of the normal hormonal response to low numbers of neutrophils (granjulocytes.) But because it is given in much larger doses, the response is more dramatic than waiting for the natural response. Primarily it is used to blunt or shorten the period of low neutrophils from chemorx. ...Read more

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Should I use Neupogen to increase my white blood count?

Should I use Neupogen to increase my white blood count?

What for?: What is you white cell count? Do you have any symptoms? What do you expect to get by taking Neupogen? This is not an issue for self medication. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can my husband have a glass of wine now that he has finished his Neupogen injections?

Review this with: his doc, as alcohol can have bone marrow toxicity. Granted a single glass isn't much, but depending on why your husband needs Neupogen and what other medication he is on or soon to be on, your husband's doctor(s), may want him to abstain. ...Read more

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How do oncologist treat low WBC after a chemo treat meant if you're allergic to Neupogen?

How do oncologist treat low WBC after a chemo treat meant if you're allergic to Neupogen?

Do nothing!: It's very rare to be allergic to Neupogen. But oncologists gave chemotherapy long before we had Neupogen! A low WBC isn't harmful by itself. What's harmful is getting a bacterial infection while your white blood count is low. If that happens, you will develop a fever and need to be hospitalized for IV antibiotics. Luckily most of the time that doesn't happen, and your WBC will return to normal. ...Read more

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Neupogen can increase WBC after late onset neutropenia (LON). Any prescription that gives long term prevention of the LON side effect after Rituximab?

Neutropenia: is not usually treated except for absolute neutropenia. Hence usual practice is to use Neupogen or G CSF or prevent or treat absolute neutropenia so that benefits outweigh the adverse effects ...Read more

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Could you be treated with antibiotics after each chemo treatment to prevent infection? My oncologist said I was allergic to Neupogen

Could you be treated with antibiotics after each chemo treatment  to prevent infection? My oncologist said I was allergic to Neupogen

No: The germs after chemo come from whatever germs are around. Antibiotics cannot remove all germs from the environment. Giving them, merely changes which ones are around to those which can live in the antibiotics. We used to try to limit exposure to germs in the environment on the chemo ward by only giving cooked foods. Very little help. ...Read more

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What are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections used for?

What are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections used for?

Filgrastim (filgrastin): Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections are used to help production of white blood cells (avoid infection) ...Read more

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How much should filgrastin injectable costs ?

Acquisition costs : Between $500 and $1000 per dose. The actual charge will include a "mark-up" to cover administration ie nurisng time and other indirect costs. ...Read more

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How much does filgrastin cost?

Acquisition costs : Between $500 and $1000 per dose. The actual charge will include a "mark-up" to cover administration ie nurisng time and other indirect costs. ...Read more