• Information About Neulasta SE

    Asked by Barbs on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Information About Neulasta SE

    Does anyone have information about how long the side affects linger from the drug Neulasta, given to stimulate WBC? Husband and I were led to believe -- 48 hours, but it is the 5th day and he is still suffering with bone pain.

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    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      I had the milder (but gentler) Neupogen. I suggest you discuss switching to Neupogen with your oncologist, in lieu of Neulasta. It can also give the side effect of pain, but not as bad as Neulasta.

      over 4 years ago
    • mtolady's Avatar

      Barbs....my first shot I also had bone pain for a few days after.....each shot after that was not as bad,had bone pain but not for so long...Hope this helps..God Bless!!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm (Best Answer!)

      Sometimes the onset takes awhile or lingers too long. The producers of these drugs suggest Claritin to be started the day before the injection and to be taken for 7 days so that you will not experience the discomfor. I tell my patients to buy the generic brand from Walmart or Target and they all seem to feel that they work, perhaps you might ask your oncologist if this is right for you as well. Best of luck to you, Carm RN

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      When I was taking it, it seemed like about 2 days, but it was about 2 days after the neulasta side effects that the side effects from the chemo kicked in which were way worse and may have masked the achiness from the neulasta. His bone pain could also be caused by one of the chemo drugs he is taking.

      over 4 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      I had Neupogen once and then they moved me to Neulasta on my weekly Chemo. and by next day I had some bone pain for acouple days.

      over 4 years ago
    • Buttercup's Avatar

      I have had 2 shots over the last few months. My side effects have lasted more than a month both times. From what I've read not everybody has the same effects or for the same amount of time.I hope your husband will begin to notice improvement very soon.

      over 4 years ago

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