• Nulasta side effects

    Asked by CherieF on Sunday, May 5, 2019

    Nulasta side effects

    How often does bone pain occur after a dose?

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • cllinda's Avatar

      I don't remember having any bone pain with this drug. The biggest difficulty was getting up The next day after chemo and having to go for a shot. But now they have the automatic ones that make life easier.
      I did read here that Claritin helps with the bone pain.

      about 2 years ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      My chemo nurse told me to take a Claritin (yes, the allergy medicine) the day before I would get a Neulasta shot and for four days afterward. That prevents bone pain and it worked for me.

      about 2 years ago
    • CherieF's Avatar

      I do take Claritin as you said. But it does not take away the effects. I have found that as soon as I feel it coming on an Alleve will help. But it still occurs even a week and a half out from receiving the dose.

      about 2 years ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar
      Kp2018 (Best Answer!)

      I recall experiencing the most odd, deep, pounding sensation in my lower spine that nearly took my breath away. It was transient, thank goodness. The next time it happened, I took a Claritin and then went to a yoga class. It never returned. I honestly don't know if it was the Claritin or the yoga, but I didn't care. I'm glad you're getting some relief from Alleve.

      You only get the Neulasta while you're on AC chemo, so I hope it becomes a non issue for you once the AC cycles are over.

      about 2 years ago
    • 2943's Avatar

      I took Claritin but also was having acupuncture with my chemo. It made the journey easier than expected. I am at a mindset of trying all the ideas and hope they work for me or at least lessen the rocky road we must travel. Hugs!

      about 2 years ago
    • junie1's Avatar

      The chemo I'm getting is TCHP,, Taxotere, Carboplatin, Herciptin, & Perjeta...I get the nuelata on the body injection shot the day after. I have had 2 so far. I have not experienced any bone pain at all, but for 3 days after the shot I take a
      Claritin tablet.
      People say, Claritin is for Allergies,but they say to take it, so I do.
      Good luck to all

      about 2 years ago
    • Lisamoses' Avatar

      I was on TCHP chemo. I was instructed to take Claritin for the bone pain the day prior to chemo followed by 4 days afterwards, The first chemo round I did have horrible bone pain- a throbbing sensation in my lower back and chest. Its the bones working in overdrive as they make new white blood cells. I did not experience that pain again for the remaining chemo's.

      about 2 years ago
    • TerriL's Avatar

      I took Zyrtec instead of Claritin, as I was already on it. I did not have bone pain.

      about 2 years ago
    • Debs3can's Avatar

      I had horrible bone pain with the AC chemo following the neulasta injections. I started taking Claritin everyday through the AC infusions. It really helped keep the pain tolerable. During the Taxol infusions I had terrible allergic reactions and they needed to switch me to another type of Taxol using a different stabilizer. This drug caused my white counts to drop as well as sending other blood counts off. I had to return for injections the 3 days following infusion to help build my white cells. This caused terrible pain in my lower leg bones, even Claritin didn't help. I took different pain meds and found no relief. I struggled to make it through, but dug deep inside and found the strength to complete my treatments. Bone pain lingered for months. I still have some unexplained pain today but it is thought to be from the anastrozole. I am on a break from taking it to determine if it is indeed a side effect. Wait and see life never ends! It starts the day of diagnosis and continues into survivorship, ugh! the hardest part is waiting!

      about 2 years ago
    • Cookie48's Avatar

      I had severe bone pain also. My onoco;ogist and staff response was "never heard that before"---I looked up online and found the Clariten suggestion. I took it four days before and hydrocodone and it was easier. But next time the crush against my lower spine and ribs, shoulder neck etc put me to cry. The next was the Neulasta that is attached and punctures 24 hour later----it was the worst!! I asummed because of 7 spinal surgeries and spondylosis,stenosis and spinal tumors that was why.. but I really do not know. Mind you that I use fentynal 25 mg for control of spinal disease. That did not take down pain for this drug at all. My first three injections were a different brand from Neulasta . Hope it helps to know you really do suffer from this drug ! others do have it. I called the company and said the ads really underplay this drug's affect and had they conducted Clariten experiments.......ask for a few really strong pain relievers before next injection---this was worse than kidney stones, bowel obstructions giving birth for me! much love and care!!!!

      about 2 years ago
    • CherieF's Avatar

      I do take a Claritin and an Alleve. A doctor told me to take a Benadryl and Tylenol 3 hours before I release of the meds. This seems to be working.

      about 2 years ago
    • Maryflier's Avatar

      I had no bone pain. With the Claratin

      about 2 years ago
    • brizzjo's Avatar

      I had terrible bone pain every time, the Claritin did nothing for it. I was in bed for days not able to move

      about 2 years ago

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