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Neupogen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is filgrastim (Neupogen)?
- What are the possible side effects of filgrastim (Neupogen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about filgrastim (Neupogen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using filgrastim (Neupogen)?
- How should I use filgrastim (Neupogen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Neupogen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Neupogen)?
- What should I avoid while using filgrastim (Neupogen)?
- What other drugs will affect filgrastim (Neupogen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Neupogen)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember, but not within the 24-hour period before or after you receive chemotherapy treatment. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Neupogen)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using filgrastim (Neupogen)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
What other drugs will affect filgrastim (Neupogen)?
Before using filgrastim, tell your doctor if you are also using lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid).
There may be other drugs that can interact with filgrastim. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about filgrastim.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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