Compare Aranesp vs. Neupogen
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Neupogen (filgrastim) can lower your risk of infection during chemotherapy, but it can cause a significant amount of bone pain.
- Neupogen (filgrastim) is effective at preventing infection during chemotherapy.
- There are no dosage adjustments if you have kidney and liver problems.
- If you decide not to self-inject and don't have someone to do it for you, you'll need to have your doctor or trained medical staff give you each dose of Neupogen (filgrastim).
- You'll need to properly dispose of the needle and syringe in a special (FDA-approved) sharps container.
- Neupogen (filgrastim) is not available as a generic, and is expensive.
- Neupogen (filgrastim) is injected every day, whereas Neulasta is injected every 10-14 days.
- Due to chemotherapy - Neoplastic disease
- Metastatic Anemia of chronic renal failure
- Severe chronic neutropenia
- Febrile neutropenia prophylaxis in myelosuppressive chemotherapy recipients with nonmyeloid malignancies
- Febrile neutropenia prophylaxis in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) following induction or consolidation chemotherapy
- Bone marrow transplantation
- Hematopoietic radiation injury syndrome
- Peripheral blood progenitor cell collection and therapy
- Decreased platelets38%
- Back pain15%
- Chest pain13%
- Shortness of breath13%
- Serious allergic reactions
Allergy to Neupogen (filgrastim)
- Blood problems
Sickle cell disease
...and 1 more risk factors
History of myeloid cancers or myelodysplastic conditions