• Where to get Nuelasta shot?

    Asked by EllasDaddy on Saturday, October 20, 2012

    Where to get Nuelasta shot?

    Arm, butt or stomach? I got my first one in the arm and had bone pain in my chest for 2 weeks. Someone said getting it in the behind isn't as bad.

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • GregA0406's Avatar

      Type your answer here...I always got mine in the arm/shoulder. One trick for reducing pain (regardless of your choice of site) is ask if the nurse will let the dose warm up for about 15 minutes.

      about 4 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      I don't know if there is a difference in pain depending where you get the shot. I have heard that taking Claritin the day of and for three days following the shot helps relieve bone pain. Ask your oncologist about this.

      about 4 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar
      IKickedIt (Best Answer!)

      I don't know if it has anything to do where you receive the injection. I had horrible bone pain throughout my entire body, particularly in my torso.

      I found that OTC Claritin, regular dose, helped considerably. Much moreso than Tylenol.

      about 4 years ago
    • teddyfuzz's Avatar

      I hated that stupid Neulasta shot more than chemo - yeesh! I would get mine in the stomach and then a day or so later, I would have muscle, joint and bone pain. Some people say that Claritin helps but I didn't know that at the time. Neulasta stimulates the bone marrow into making more cells so no matter where you get the shot you're still going to have the pain. That's just the drug doing its job. So, just get the shot wherever you are most comfortable. I know this sucks. Hang in there. Sending you lots of positive thoughts!

      about 4 years ago
    • nobrand's Avatar

      I think no matter where you get the shot, side effects will be the same. Not every shot of Neulasta made me ache, but most did.

      I went for the arm-- I always got my shots out in the public infusion center and there was no way I would whip my gut out! I have never been offered a shot in the rear though.. not sure I'd go that route either!

      about 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      There is no correlation between the injection site and the location, degree, or duration of bone pain. What causes the pain is the rapid development of new white blood cells which are created in bone marrow.

      about 4 years ago
    • Mollie's Avatar

      My grandma had it in her arm as well. Benadryl helped and when the chest pain got really bad they prescribed nitro-glycerin, that helped a lot. Warm wishes an best of luck to you.

      about 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I use neupogen and inject into my stomach

      about 4 years ago
    • Journey's Avatar

      I don't think it matters - arm, butt of stomach. I was told to take a claritin tablet when I got my Nuelasta shot, and it did help. You might ask about that.

      over 3 years ago
    • Ele's Avatar

      I get mine in my arm each time and I get horrible pains in my legs . I get pains in my arms but not as bad as my legs. It takes four or five days for the pain to ease up. Good luck .

      about 3 years ago

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