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Filgrastim

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Colony Stimulating Factor Neupogen®, Nivestim® Cancer-related

Filgrastim - Dosage and How to Use

How should Filgrastim be used?

It is a subcutaneous injection with various dosing schedule. Follow the dosage schedule accordingly and give at least 24 hours before or after chemotherapy. Filgrastim is preferably given at the same time for every dose.

  • Do not shake the syringe.
  • Take the syringe out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before use and allow it to reach room temperature before injecting.
  • Check the syringe for any particulate matter or discolouration before injecting. Do not use the injection if these are present.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Filgrastim, inject it as soon as you can if it is within 12 hours of the missed dose. If it is over 12 hours since your missed dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your usual dosing schedule. Do not inject twice within the same day.

What should I do if I overdose?

If you overdose on this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.

Filgrastim - Additional Information

  • Updated on Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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