• neupogen vs. neulasta

    Asked by myronbob on Friday, July 18, 2014

    neupogen vs. neulasta

    last 6 chemo cycles I took neupogen and had no problem . to avoid 7 days in a row this new start of 6 cycles took neulasta 10 days ago . very minor discomfort ,wondering will WBC BE SAME / go Monday for blood work . anyone used both ,and was they're any difference in results ?

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    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      Are you taking the same chemo? Even so, chemo is cumulative. That means that the blood counts generally drop more with later chemo sessions than the early ones. I did fine with nothing for my first 2 chemos, then the blood transfusions started. The first time, I only received 1 unit of blood. After that, I needed 2 units of blood with each chemo session and I was still low on my blood counts, but they would only give 2 units at a time.

      about 7 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      neulasta for me produced a more consistent WBC count.... they are very similar drugs, but the neulasta simply sticks around longer. hoping you have a good result!

      about 7 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      I used both. Went with Neulata first and it sent my WBC through the roof. When my Oncologist saw my count he literally started laughing and then said, "I guess we overshot you a bit". He switched me to neupogen and said it wasn't as potent.

      about 7 years ago
    • angeldancer's Avatar
      angeldancer

      My doctor put me on neupogin because it wasn't as potent and they could find some grants to pay for it.

      about 7 years ago
    • myronbob's Avatar
      myronbob

      thanks guys for imput ,bob

      about 7 years ago

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