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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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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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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