PEGFILGRASTIM is a long-acting granulocyte colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the growth of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell important in the body’s fight against infection. It is used to reduce the incidence of fever and infection in patients with certain types of cancer who are receiving chemotherapy that affects the bone marrow and to increase survival after being exposed to high doses of radiation.
Although, your health condition may impact your everyday life, do not let it define who you are. NEULASTA (Pegfilgrastim) injection is used to treat neutropenia (low white blood cells) that is caused by cancer medicines. It is a synthetic (man-made) form of a substance that is naturally produced in your body called a colony-stimulating factor. NEULASTA (Pegfilgrastim) helps the bone marrow to make new white blood cells. When certain cancer medicines are used to fight cancer cells, they also affect the white blood cells that fight infections. NEULASTA (Pegfilgrastim) is used to reduce the risk of infection while you are being treated with cancer medicines. Thanks and may you have a good understanding of this drug NEULASTA (Pegfilgrastim).