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Doctor insights on: Neupogen Medication

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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.
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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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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?

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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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

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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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Who should not use Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections?

Who should not use Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections?

Filgrastim (filgrastin) injection: Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections are contradicted with "Hypersensitivity to Escherichia coli –derived proteins, filgrastim, (filgrastin) or any component of the product." See: http://www.drugs.com/ppa/filgrastim-g-csf.html ...Read more

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How effective are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections for treating leukemia?

How effective are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections for treating leukemia?

Filgrastim (filgrastin): "Filgrastim is used to decrease the chance of infection in people who have certain types of cancer and are receiving chemotherapy medications that may decrease the number of neutrophils (a type of blood cell needed to fight infection), in people who are undergoing bone marrow transplants, and in people who have severe chronic neutropenia (condition in which there are a low number of neutrophils > ...Read more

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How much does filgrastin injectable costs; is it really badly expensive?

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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Sir I was having TLC about 1000 due to strong chemotherapy. I was administered FILGRASTIN for 1 week. Now i have TLC of 25000. Is it fine?

Sir I was having TLC about 1000 due to strong chemotherapy.  I was administered FILGRASTIN for 1 week. Now i have TLC of 25000. Is it fine?

Yes it isOk: This is an expected effect of Filgrastim, (filgrastin) but it is short-lived and will settle down as soon as Filgras is stopped. ...Read more

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Is filgrastim (filgrastin) injected into the blood or fat tissue?

Is filgrastim (filgrastin) injected into the blood or fat tissue?

Filgrastim (filgrastin): It is injected under the skin or in a vein (blood) depending on dosage and usage (usually to fight chronic neutropenia — low white blood cell count). Hope this helps. Here's a link for more info: http://www.Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a692033. Html. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Filgrastim (filgrastin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Filgrastim (filgrastin) allergy?

Filgrastim allergy: Filgrastim (filgrastin) is a bone marrow stimulant. For possible adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/filgrastim-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Tx is bi-weekly with fu5 + avastin (bevacizumab). Cea is reliable, tested at start of tx. Cea drops significantly with neulasta/neopogen tx following chemo. Why?

Tx is bi-weekly with fu5 + avastin (bevacizumab). Cea is reliable, tested at start of tx.  Cea drops significantly with neulasta/neopogen tx following chemo.  Why?

Unclear question: Cea dropping is due to chemotherapy. It is a good sign, indicates chemo is working. Neupogen/neulasta are given to increase white cell counts. These are probably unnecessary if you are only taking f-5-fu based chemo. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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The Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more