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

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Devon Webster
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In brief: Of course O K

You have a great oncologist , wants best for you, chemotherapy drugs are strong kills the cancer cells also infection preventing WBC ( white blood cell) resulting bad infections , Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) boosts WBC and prevents infection , speak o your oncologist give you additional information , for your good and expensive medication.

In brief: Of course O K

You have a great oncologist , wants best for you, chemotherapy drugs are strong kills the cancer cells also infection preventing WBC ( white blood cell) resulting bad infections , Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) boosts WBC and prevents infection , speak o your oncologist give you additional information , for your good and expensive medication.
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