• I read on What Next that there is an over the counter remedy for the bone pain that results from Neulasta. Anyone know what it is?

    Asked by papayagirl on Thursday, April 5, 2012

    I read on What Next that there is an over the counter remedy for the bone pain that results from Neulasta. Anyone know what it is?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Any NSID will do. Tylenol or Ibuprophen for example. I only needed to take it for a couple of days starting 24 hours or so after the shot.

      over 5 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar
      IKickedIt

      Claritin...regular, OTC strength. Tylenol wasn't strong enough for me, but the Claritin helped tremendously.

      over 5 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar
      JennyMiller

      Claritin (not D) -- I took it day of chemo and for 3 days thereafter and never had any bone pain from Neulasta.

      over 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      claritin and tylenol are okay together.... and i hear the combo is quite effective...

      talk to your health care providers about ibuprofen before taking any... depending upon your blood counts, it might be contraindicated.

      good luck!

      over 5 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar
      CarolLHRN

      I get Neulasta for the first time (and hopefully last!) tomorrow. I was told to take Claritin about 3-4 hours before the shot and for 3 days afterwards. I was also told to take Tylenol instead of Motrin because my platelets are low and to take it even if I'm not that uncomfortable for the first 2 days. I will keep you posted on how it goes.

      over 5 years ago
    • sos4you's Avatar
      sos4you

      Interesting.. wish I would of knew about this before. I hated the Neulasta shots. Good Luck everyone :)

      over 5 years ago

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