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Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor

Information about Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor

Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor Uses

Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy.

How Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor works

Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor 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 Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor

Bone pain, Weakness, Joint pain, Rash, Headache, Nausea, Back pain, Pain in extremity, Increased white blood cell count, Muscle pain, Increased lactate dehydrogenase level in blood, Low blood platelets, Injection site pain, Increased uric acid level in blood, Oropharyngeal pain, Hair loss, Fatigue, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhea, Decreased appetite, Constipation
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Available Medicine for Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor

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Expert advice for Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor

  • Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor 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 Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor 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 Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor and inform your doctor if you have a fever, shortness of breath, fast rate of breathing or trouble breathing.

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