What is Filgrastim?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Neupogen Neupogen SingleJect

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Filgrastim is used to stimulate the production of certain types of white blood cells in patients who may be undergoing treatment that causes a reduction in such cells (known as neutropenia).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cyclical neutropenia 11 0
Myelodysplastic syndrome 7 5
Neutropenia (low neutrophils) 7 2
Congenital neutropenia 2 2
Anemia 1 2

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 6
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Filgrastim

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bone pain 4
Fever 1
Muscle spasms 1
Pain 1
Pain in leg(s) 1
Pain inside the bones 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Filgrastim

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.3 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Filgrastim

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Filgrastim

Duration

Currently taking Filgrastim

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Filgrastim

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 10
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 9
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