• Has anyone had to have neupogen shots before chemotherapy?

    Asked by RockTom on Monday, February 18, 2013

    Has anyone had to have neupogen shots before chemotherapy?

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      I would do 7 days of shots after chemo...

      over 3 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I had neulasta which is for the same purpose but only requires one shot per chemo cycle. I had mine the day after each chemo session.

      over 3 years ago
    • Cmurphy's Avatar

      My husband also had Neulasta for the same purpose, the day after the chemo infusion. It worked well both times.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I self injected neupogen for 3 days starting 24 hours after my infusion.

      over 3 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      My dad had both the neupogen and neulasta shots. They both worked to bring his white cell count up, and the main side effect from both was what dad described as "bone pain" mainly in his legs.

      over 3 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      I don't recall what the neupogen injection cost, but the neulasta was a shocking $8,000. per injection. That's the one that lasts longer in a single shot.

      over 3 years ago
    • berly462005's Avatar

      Starting right after my 4th round of chemo one week I would get the neupogen shots and the next week my chemo. It kept me on track because my counts were going to like.023. Basically nothing on my white blood count. They hurt like a you know what but they work. Thankful we have them because my oncologist had Hodgkins Lymphoma 20 yrs ago and sometimes he would go 6 weeks in between chemos because they didn't have anything to boost your system then.

      over 3 years ago
    • SmedleyMugwomp's Avatar

      I had the neulasta the day after Chemo. Yes, the large bones hurt--upper arm, thigh, most of all the hip bones. I walked like 'a little old man'--half steps across the room. For me, getting in the hot tub and soaking in the heat for a half hour or better relieved my aching. I also went and sat on a heated pad in my big easy chair for most of the say. Avoid moving around-find what makes YOU comfortable for those couple of days your body is working overtime making blood cells.

      over 3 years ago

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