Growth Shot Management - ECHO Associates

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Growth Shot Management

Growth Factor Names

(Neulasta, OnPro, Udenyca, Nivestym, Neupogen)

Purpose

To increase your white blood cell count to help prevent infections. Usually give 24-72 hours after chemotherapy.

Side Effects

Bone pain and muscle aches. Severe to mild.

Management

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.

Call ECHO if needed: (860) 886-8362, x301 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)