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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Oprelvekin (Overview)

Oprelvekin is a blood and coagulation agent.


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What is oprelvekin?

What is oprelvekin?

Interleukin-11: Oprevelkin is interleukin-11 a growth factor stimulating increased production of platelets. It is available as an injection given under the patient's skin daily for up to 10-21 days beginning after their chemotherapy in patients who have shown a severe drop in their platelet counts during prior treatments in an effort to prevent platelet transfusions. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Oprelvekin (Overview)

Oprelvekin is a blood and coagulation agent.


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How effective is using oprelvekin for low platelets?

How effective is using oprelvekin for low platelets?

Better than placebo: The study for which oprevelkin was approved by the fda looked at how good the drug was at preventing need for platelet transfusions following chemotherapy for solid cancers. It was effective 28-65% of the time vs placebo (7-41%). Because of its mediocre effectivity and a high list of side effects (swelling, irregular heart beat), it is not widely used compared to just giving platelet transfusions. ...Read more

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What is oprelvekin?

Interleukin-11: Oprevelkin is interleukin-11 a growth factor stimulating increased production of platelets. It is available as an injection given under the patient's skin daily for up to 10-21 days beginning after their chemotherapy in patients who have shown a severe drop in their platelet counts during prior treatments in an effort to prevent platelet transfusions. ...Read more

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How effective is using oprelvekin for low platelets?

Better than placebo: The study for which oprevelkin was approved by the fda looked at how good the drug was at preventing need for platelet transfusions following chemotherapy for solid cancers. It was effective 28-65% of the time vs placebo (7-41%). Because of its mediocre effectivity and a high list of side effects (swelling, irregular heart beat), it is not widely used compared to just giving platelet transfusions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neumega allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Neumega allergy?

Neumega allergy: Neumega (Oprelvekin) is a bone marrow stimulant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/neumega-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Neumega (Definition)

Neumega is a ...Read more