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Nartograstim is used to reduce the risk of infection in certain conditions that result in abnormally low white blood cells, including congenital neutropenia (low white blood cells by birth), idiopathic neutropenia (unknown cause of low white blood cells), cancer treatment (bone marrow transplants or chemotherapy) or aplastic anemia (condition in which body cannot produce blood cells) in children.

How it works

Nartograstim belongs to a class of drugs called hematopoietic agents. It is a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, which works by stimulating the production of white blood cells in bone marrow.

Common side effects

Rash, Dizziness, Headache


Expert advice

  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience hypotension, edema, breathlessness and other signs and symptoms (capillary leak syndrome).
  • Nartograstim decreases the risk of certain types of infection but does not prevent all infections during or after cancer chemotherapy. Consult your doctor if you develop any signs of fever, cold, chills, sore throat, diarrhea, swelling or redness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to nartograstim or any of its ingredients.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)