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Granix®, Neupogen®, Zarxio®
G-CSF, Filgrastim-sndz, Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor, Tbo-Filgrastim, Tevagrastim
Often used for:
Filgrastim or granulocyte colony stimulating factor, also called G-CSF, helps the body make white blood cells called neutrophils. Neutrophils are white blood cells that fight infections. Some patients need this medicine to help build up neutrophils that have been destroyed by chemotherapy. A low number of neutrophils in the blood is called neutropenia.
This medicine may be given in the clinic, hospital, or at home.
May be given as a liquid under the skin (subcutaneous)
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include rash/hives, swelling of face or hands, chest tightness, or difficulty breathing.
Not all patients who take filgrastim will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.