Information about Filgrastim
Filgrastim is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy.
How Filgrastim works
Filgrastim is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections. .
Common side effects of Filgrastim
Bone pain, Weakness, Headache, Rash, Nausea, Increased lactate dehydrogenase level in blood, Vomiting, Increased uric acid level in blood, Oropharyngeal pain, Hair loss, Fatigue, Diarrhea, Constipation, Decreased appetite, Cough, Breathing problems
Available Medicine for Filgrastim
GrafeelDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
NeukineIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹1347 to ₹15322 variant(s)
EndokineIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
ReligrastReliance Life Sciences
EmgrastEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
FastografAlkem Laboratories Ltd
XphilSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Expert advice for Filgrastim
- Filgrastim reduces the risk of infection in people treated with chemotherapy.
- It is usually given as a daily injection into the tissue just under the skin or into the vein.
- You will normally receive your first dose at least 24 hours after your chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant.
- Store it in the refrigerator, protect it from light, and don't shake it.
- For a more comfortable injection, leave the syringe at room temperature for 30 minutes before using it.
- Pain or redness in the area of injection is common. Let your doctor know if you notice a lump, swelling, or bruising that doesn't go away.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Filgrastim may cause dizziness.
- Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the number of blood cells in your blood, and your bone density level while you are receiving treatment with this medicine.
- Stop taking Filgrastim and inform your doctor if you have a fever, shortness of breath, fast rate of breathing or trouble breathing.