How do you administer filgrastim?
- Filgrastim may be given subcutaneous (the layer between the skin and muscle) injection or infused into a vein (intravenous, IV).
- Filgrastim is generally given on a daily basis. The number of days you receive filgrastim will be prescribed by your doctor.
- Filgrastim should be refrigerated.
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Moreover, how do you inject filgrastim?
After the needle is inserted, let go of your skin. Use your thumb (whichever thumb is more comfortable) to slowly push the plunger all the way down. Push it until all the medication is injected. When the syringe is empty, pull it straight out of your skin.
One may also ask, how do you inject GCSF? Do not press down on the top of the plunger while the needle enters the skin. After the needle is fully inserted into the skin, release the skin that you are pinching, and hold the syringe in place. Inject the G-CSF or GM-CSF by slowly pushing down on the plunger until the syringe is empty.
Similarly, it is asked, how do you administer Neupogen?
The recommended starting dosage of NEUPOGEN is 5 mcg/kg/day‚ administered as a single daily injection by subcutaneous injection‚ by short intravenous infusion (15 to 30 minutes) ‚ or by continuous intravenous infusion.
How long does Filgrastim take to work?
If you are using filgrastim injection products to decrease the risk of infection, decrease the time with fever, or increase the number of white blood cells during chemotherapy, you will receive your first dose of the medication at least 24 hours after you receive a dose of chemotherapy, and will continue to receive the