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  MedlinePlus Drug Information: Filgrastim
Filgrastim is in a class of drugs known as growth factors; it promotes the growth of white blood cells which help to fight infections.
Filgrastim also is used to increase white blood cell counts in adults with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and to treat low white blood cell counts in adults with acute leukemia who have received chemotherapy.
In patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, filgrastim is used to increase white blood cell counts or to prevent the further lowering of white blood cell counts due to the virus and/or to medication.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a692033.html   (629 words)

 Neupogen Online, Description, Chemistry, Ingredients - Filgrastim - RxList Monographs
Filgrastim is a human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), produced by recombinant DNA technology.
The single use vials contain either 300 mcg or 480 mcg Filgrastim at a fill volume of 1.0 mL or 1.6 mL, respectively.
The single use prefilled syringes contain either 300 mcg or 480 mcg Filgrastim at a fill volume of 0.5 mL or 0.8 mL, respectively.
www.rxlist.com /cgi/generic/filgrastim.htm   (262 words)

 Filgrastim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Filgrastim is a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) analog used to stimulate the proliferation and differentiation of granulocytes.
Filgrastim is used to treat neutropenia (a low number of neutrophils), stimulating the bone marrow to increase production of neutrophils.
Filgrastim is also used to increase the number of myeloid stem cells before collection by leukapheresis for use in bone marrow transplantation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Filgrastim   (185 words)

 NEUPOGEN® Filgrastim - Product Information
Filgrastim was administered to monkeys, dogs, hamsters, rats, and mice as part of a preclinical toxicology program which included single-dose acute, repeated-dose subacute, subchronic, and chronic studies.
Deaths were seen in 5 of the 8 treated animals and were associated with 15- to 28-fold increases in peripheral leukocyte counts, and neutrophil-infiltrated hemorrhagic foci were seen in both the cerebrum and cerebellum.
In subacute, repeated-dose studies, changes observed were attributable to the expected pharmacological actions of Filgrastim (ie, dose-dependent increases in white cell counts, increased circulating segmented neutrophils, and increased myeloid:erythroid ratio in bone marrow).
www.neupogen.com /pi.html   (7595 words)

 Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The structure of filgrastim differs slightly from the structure of the natural glycoprotein.
Filgrastim (Neupogen®) and PEG-filgrastim (Neulasta®) are two commercially-available forms of rhG-CSF (recombinant human G-CSF).
No clinical or therapeutic consequences of the differences between filgrastim and lenograstim have yet been identified, but there are no formal comparative studies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Granulocyte-colony_stimulating_factor   (498 words)

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