pegfilgastrim

pegfilgastrim

A drug used to treat low white cell counts (neutropenia) resulting from cancer treatment with cytotoxic drugs. Pegfilgastrim is human granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) produced by recombinant DNA technology. A brand name is Neulasta.
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For example, hematopoietic colony-stimulating factor (CSF) such as filgastrim and pegfilgastrim has been the single-most useful pharmacologic intervention in reducing the overall adverse events (Nirenberg et al.