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
Neutropenia (low neutrophils) 2 1
Back pain 1 0
Congenital neutropenia 1 1
Cyclical neutropenia 1 0
Hodgkin's lymphoma 1 1

Show all 8 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
Severe 6
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Filgrastim

Side effect Patients
Bone pain 3
Fever 1
Muscle spasms 1
Pain 1
Pain inside the bones 1

Why patients stopped taking Filgrastim

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
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

Stopped taking Filgrastim

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 9
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Filgrastim.