What Are The Uses Of Filgrastim?
| It is used to increase the number of neutrophils when the number reduces due to treatment for HIV/AIDS, radiation poisoning, chemotherapy or any other unknown cause. |
It is also used to bring together/aggregate white blood cells in processes which require separation of white blood cells.
What Are The Side Effects Of Filgrastim?
| Usual/common side effects are: |
- Due to repeated administration, mild bone pain and local skin reactions at the site of injection
- Allergic reactions like dizziness, rash, wheezing, shortness of breath, swelling around the eyes, mouth
On a severe scale, it may lead to allergy and spleen (blood filter) rupture.
What Are The Contraindications Of Filgrastim?
People with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, blood vessel inflammation in skin, sickle cell anemia, lung bleeding, spleen rupture should consult the doctor before taking this drug.