Always use Neupogen® exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How is Neupogen® given and how much should I take?
Neupogen® is usually given as a daily injection into the tissue just under the skin (known as a subcutaneous injection). It can also be given as a daily slow injection into the vein (known as an intravenous infusion). The usual dose varies depending on your illness and weight. Your doctor will tell you how much Neupogen® you should take.
Patients having a bone marrow transplant after chemotherapy: you will normally receive your first dose of Neupogen® at least 24 hours after your chemotherapy and at least 24 hours after receiving your bone marrow transplant.
You, or people caring for you, can be taught how to give subcutaneous injections so that you can continue your treatment at home. However, you should not attempt this unless you have been properly trained first by your health care provider.
How long will I have to take Neupogen®?
You will need to take Neupogen® until your white blood cell count is normal. Regular blood tests will be taken to monitor the number of white blood cells in your body. Your doctor will tell you how long you will need to take Neupogen®.
Use in children
Neupogen® is used to treat children who are receiving chemotherapy or who suffer from severe low white blood cell count (neutropenia). The dosing in children receiving chemotherapy is the same as for adults.
If you use more Neupogen® than you should
Do not increase the dose your doctor has given you. If you think you have injected more than you should, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
If you forget to use Neupogen®
If you have missed an injection, or injected too little, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Do not take a double dose to make up for any missed doses.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.