Granix

(tbo-filgrastim)

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Helps prevent infection during chemotherapy.

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Granix (tbo-filgrastim) helps to rebuild your immune system while on chemotherapy and is cheaper than Neupogen.

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Quick facts about Granix
  • Drug class: Hematopoietic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Costs less, but works just like Neupogen.
  • There are no dosage adjustments if you have kidney and liver problems.
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Downsides

  • You'll need to properly dispose of the needle and syringe in a special (FDA-approved) sharps container.
  • Granix (tbo-filgrastim) is injected daily, unlike a similar medicine called Neulasta, which can be injected once every 10-14 days.
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How it works

Granix (tbo-filgrastim) is a colony-stimulating factor, which stimulates production of white blood cells, called neutrophils. Neutrophils are an important part of your immune system for fighting infections.

Quick facts about Granix
  • Drug class: Hematopoietic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
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What to expect when you take Granix (tbo-filgrastim) for Infection prevention during chemotherapy treatment

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  • Possible side effects
  • Bone pain
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased platelets
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Risks and Warnings for Granix (tbo-filgrastim)

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    • Allergy to Granix (tbo-filgrastim)

    Granix (tbo-filgrastim) has been reported to cause allergic reactions. Most reactions happen right away, but can develop days after you stop the medicine. If you notice any rashes, hives, swelling, or have difficuty breathing after your injection or even days later, call your doctor and get medical care right away.

Common concerns from people taking Granix (tbo-filgrastim)

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Price
  • Costs less, but works just like Neupogen.
Kidneys and liver
  • There are no dosage adjustments if you have kidney and liver problems.
Pain
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have a condition called sickle cell disorder. Granix (tbo-filgrastim) can trigger serious and even fatal worsening of sickle cell. Get medical care right away if you have sickle cell disease and have sudden chest pain or difficulty breathing while taking Granix (tbo-filgrastim).
  • Pain or redness at the site of injection is common. Alert your doctor if you develop a lump, swelling, or bruising that doesn't go away.
  • Granix (tbo-filgrastim) often causes bone pain. If you experience this, you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to help ease the pain.