How is neulasta taken

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure.

How is Neulasta® injected?

The usual dose is one 6 mg subcutaneous injection (injection under your skin) and it should be given at least 24 hours after your last dose of chemotherapy at the end of each chemotherapy cycle.

Where in the body is the injection given?

The Neulasta® injection can be given in the:1
  • Upper part of your thigh.
  • Belly, except for a 5 cm (2 inch) area right around your belly button.
  • Outer area of upper arm (only if someone else is giving you the injection).

How to self-inject with Neulasta® pre-filled syringe with Automatic Needle Guard (ANG)

Your doctor may decide that it is best for you or a carer to inject Neulasta®. Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will show you how to inject yourself with the pre-filled syringe. Do not try to inject yourself if you have not been trained.
The video below is broken up into 7 chapters for you to watch. These are intended to help you feel confident when using your syringe to inject Neulasta®. It will guide you, step by step, through the self-injection process – and demonstrate how, with practice, injecting can become a simple and routine part of your life.

You can find step by step instructions on how to use the Automatic Needle Guard (ANG) Pre-filled Syringe in the Patient Information Leaflet contained within the Neulasta® box.
Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) ➔

If you use more Neulasta® than you should

If you use more Neulasta® than you should contact your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.

If you forget to inject Neulasta®1

If you are injecting yourself and have forgotten your dose of Neulasta®, you should contact your doctor to discuss when you should inject the next dose.


  1. Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim). Patient Information Leaflet. [Available at:]