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Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) needed with weekly taxol?

Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) needed with weekly taxol?

No!: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is a long-acting injection that increases your white blood cells. It should only be given during a two or three week window when you're not receiving chemotherapy. If you're receiving Taxol every week, you should not receive neulasta (pegfilgrastim). If you do, the Taxol can kill the dividing white blood cells, and harm your bone marrow stem cells. It is not fda-approved to give during weekly chemo! ...Read more

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Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) with weekly taxol, is this okay?

Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) with weekly taxol, is this okay?

No!: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is a long-acting injection that increases your white blood cells. It should only be given during a two or three week window when you're not receiving chemotherapy. If you're receiving Taxol every week, you should not receive neulasta (pegfilgrastim). If you do, the Taxol can kill the dividing white blood cells, and harm your bone marrow stem cells. It is not fda-approved to give during weekly chemo! ...Read more

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Is the drug neulasta (pegfilgrastim) (pegrilgrastim) ever used for hodgkin disease?

Is the drug neulasta (pegfilgrastim) (pegrilgrastim) ever used for hodgkin disease?

Sometimes: Pegfilgrastim (neulasta) is white blood cell stimulant that can be used after chemotherapy to help the white blood cells recover. In some situations it could be used after chemotherapy for hodgkin disease. ...Read more

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What long term side affects or damage should I expect from taxotere, cytoxen. Neulasta (pegfilgrastim)?

What long term side affects or damage should I expect from taxotere, cytoxen. Neulasta (pegfilgrastim)?

Some: Taxoter: peripheral neuropathy. Cytoxan: hemorrhagic cystitis. Alos about 1% risk of secondary leukemias. Neulasta: no one knows. Generally speaking it depends on what are you treating and what are the alternatives. These two agents are crucial in the treatment of early breast cancer and are given before or after surgery as part of a regimen called ac-t. ...Read more

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How long will neulasta (pegfilgrastim) bone pain last?

How long will neulasta (pegfilgrastim) bone pain last?

Few days to week: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is a prescription medication that can help reduce your risk of infection while on strong chemotherapy by supporting your body’s natural defenses. ...Read more

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If I am going to have bone pain from my neulasta (pegfilgrastim) shot....What is the average time before it will occur?

If I am going to have bone pain from my neulasta (pegfilgrastim) shot....What is the average time before it will occur?

Not known: This drug s a biotech drug using protein derived from e-coli. There r many side effects one being bone pain which can b rx'd with non Aspirin pain meds. It stimulates ur bone marrow 2 produce more WBC & in doing so u r able 2 fight infection better during chemo 4 breast ca. Side effects r many drug must b handled carefully. B sure u kno all. Get pkg insert from ur md. ...Read more

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Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) cause white blood cell spike?

Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) cause white blood cell spike?

Yes!!: This is exactly what Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) does. It increases your white blood cell count, and it can sometimes raise it to very high levels. ...Read more

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I'm 8 days out from round 1 of chemo, had a neulasta (pegfilgrastim) shot day 2, took Claritin 2 days pre- through 3 days post- chemo, but now have severe bone pain?

I'm 8 days out from round 1 of chemo, had a neulasta (pegfilgrastim) shot day 2, took Claritin 2 days pre- through 3 days post- chemo, but now have severe bone pain?

Neulasta (pegfilgrastim): You don't mention what chemotherapy you are receiving, or why you are receiving it, however, Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) commonly causes bone pain for several days after it is injected. Talk to your oncologist or the nursing staff about this. ...Read more

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Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) given to patients taking humira? I know humira patients have a higher risk of infections and since I'm a cancer survivor, just curious.

Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) given to patients taking humira?   I know humira patients have a higher risk of infections and since I'm a cancer survivor, just curious.

No: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is for patients who lose their neutrophils (major component of white blood cells), due to radiation or chemotherapy mainly. Humira suppresses the immune system, to reduce inflammation, through other mechanisms not affecting neutrophil count ...Read more

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I have triple negative stage 3 breast cancer. Ac followed by t. Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) for ac....Is it routine to continue neulasta (pegfilgrastim) for t treatments?

I have triple negative stage 3 breast cancer. Ac followed by t. Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) for ac....Is it routine to continue neulasta (pegfilgrastim) for t treatments?

Neulasta (pegfilgrastim): For ac regimen dose dense (every 2 weeks, we recommend neulasta). After that i usually give Taxol (also called paclitaxel) weekly x 12 weeks and Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is not used for weekly regimen. Some oncologists prefer Taxol every 3 weeks x 4 doses (big dose taxol), than it can be used. Weekly regimen have robust data and is well tolerated and we can avoid side effects of Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) (which can be rough). ...Read more

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Who am i?

A little more: Your question will need to have a little more context in order to receive a meaningful answer. If it was meant to check if questions are answered here you have your answer. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more