How do you administer a Neupogen shot?

Hold the syringe in your dominant hand (the hand you use to write). Hold it like you would a pen or a pencil when you’re ready to write. Use your other hand to pinch a fold of skin at the injection site. Insert the needle into your skin in one quick motion at a 90-degree (straight up and down) angle (see Figure 3).

Can Neupogen be given IV push?

The recommended starting dose of NEUPOGEN® is 5 mcg/kg/day‚ administered as a single daily injection by SC bolus injection‚ by short IV infusion (15 to 30 minutes)‚ or by continuous SC or continuous IV infusion.

Where is filgrastim injection given?

Depending on your filgrastim product, this medication is injected under the skin or into a vein. Use as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, lab tests, and response to treatment.

Is Neupogen shot painful?

You may experience bone or joint pain as a result of this medication. Ask your healthcare provider if you may take a mild pain medicine to relieve this. Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) may help. Apply a warm compress if you have any pain, redness or swelling at the injection site, and notify your doctor.

Where do you give a subcutaneous injection?

Subcutaneous tissue is all over your body, but the most common areas for subcutaneous injections are:

  • the upper outer area of the arm.
  • the front and outer sides of the thighs.
  • the abdomen, except for a 2 inch area around the navel.
  • the upper outer area of the buttocks.
  • the upper hip.

When do you give G-CSF?

G-CSF is usually started 24 hours or more after your chemotherapy finishes. You usually have it daily. Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how many injections you need. Some types of G-CSF stay in the body for longer.

When is NEUPOGEN contraindicated?

NEUPOGEN is contraindicated in patients with a history of serious allergic reactions to human granulocyte colony-stimulating factors such as filgrastim or pegfilgrastim. Sickle cell crisis, in some cases fatal, has been reported with the use of NEUPOGEN in patients with sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease.

Where is Neupogen administered?

Subcutaneous Injection Inject NEUPOGEN subcutaneously in the outer area of upper arms, abdomen, thighs, or upper outer areas of the buttock.

How quickly does NEUPOGEN work?

Patients receiving chemotherapy or who have received a bone marrow or stem cell transplant are only required to use NEUPOGEN for short periods of time until the number of infection-fighting neutrophils are restored (usually 1 to 3 weeks). Stem cell donors should receive NEUPOGEN treatment for 4 to 5 days.

How long does NEUPOGEN bone pain last?

Bone pain caused by Neulasta lasts at least 8 days for 49% of the patients, and most likely longer for a large number of patients.