Growth Factor Shot Management
Growth Factor Names
There are many growth factors on the market. Some common names include Neulasta, OnPro, Udenyca, Nivestym, Neupogen, to name a few.
To increase your white blood cell count to help prevent infections. Usually give 24-72 hours after chemotherapy.
Bone pain and muscle aches. Severe to mild.
Discuss side effects with your doctor. Take Motrin, Aleve, or Tylenol if directed.
Take over the counter Claritin the morning of your shot, and once per day for the next 3-4 days.
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