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    Newlasta Onpro patch Vs. the shot *Emailed question*

    Asked by WhatNextEmails on Monday, August 20, 2018

    Newlasta Onpro patch Vs. the shot *Emailed question*

    How many have had the patch. Did you have shots first then switch to the patch? Or just one or the other? Is the patch any easier on you?

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    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      I never used the series of shots - but I had the Onpro several times. It's very easy and doesn't require a trip back to the chemo center. Since I lived an hour away, it was very convenient.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bonecrusher's Avatar
      Bonecrusher

      My Doctor says he doesn't like the "delivery" of the patch and wants me to come back for the shot. I'm suspicious that he wants me to come back for another trip to the office so they can bill my insurance again. The patch sounds better to me.

      about 1 month ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      My doctor wasn't willing to give it to me at all because he felt that it might actually interfere with the FOLFOX chemo I was doing at the time. Neulasta was brand new then though, so may be he'd let me have it now. I'd want the onboard one so I could stay home.

      about 1 month ago
    • lo15's Avatar
      lo15

      I give my husband the shot. HIs doctor said he is not a candidate for the patch nuelasta. We actually are discontinuing it this week because they have removed the oxiplatin from his chemo and they think we wont need the nuelasta any longer, The shot is easy to give , even to yourself if you have to.

      about 1 month ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      If you go back for shot, you only get charged for the shot - not another visit so Bonecrusher, don't worry about that.

      Skyemberr, I was on FOLFOX when Neulasta OnPro was introduced. My first bout of neutropenia, I had to make an hour trip to and from my cancer treatment center to get the shot. The next time, I developed neutropenia, the OnPro had been introduced and I wore it home with no problems. I got neutropenic one more time and got the Onpro again no problems.

      It doesn't interfere with FOLFOX because I have been NED for three years. So rest easy everyone - the Neulasta Onpro is a Godsend.

      about 1 month ago
    • MarciaLynn's Avatar
      MarciaLynn

      Neither the shot nor the patch were really a big deal for me, just another thing on my growing list I had to deal with on my journey! I had to give myself the shot after my first round of chemo and it wasn't hard to do. The last 5 treatments were via the patch, again no big deal. I had all 6 sessions of chemo as an inpatient for 5 days, so an appointment was set in a clinic at the hospital immediately following my discharge. I stopped on my way out and had the patch "installed." Again, not a big deal.

      BUT, the side effect of deep bone pain was horrible!! (first round only) It started about 4-5 days after injection and lasted a few days. I mentioned it to the doctor the next visit, and he told me to take Claratin the next time I had Neulasta. I did and had none of the bone pain from the last 5 treatments. 8/26/18

      about 1 month ago

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