I have some references to people having g-csf injections to help reduce neutropenia. Is it the same thing, just a different brand name as Neulasta and is it administered the same way?
if it is the not same thing does anyone know why one would be chosen over the other?
I had a 6mg injection of neulasta the day after my second FEC and will get the same in future cycles.
Both neulasta and g-csf do the same thing. The biggest difference is the cost! I had neulasta after each of my chemo sessions and was lucky enough to avoid having and problems with my bloods Think different hospitals choose which injection to use! The plus with the one you are having, is that it’s just one injection! The other tends to be given over a few days! I was happy to only have to give myself one injection every 3 weeks!
Good luck with your treatment, wishing you all the best xx
I thought it was the same thing, i.e. Neulasta is a brand name for a form of GCSF.
Did the job for me. I had an injection done by the district nurse the day following each FEC-T chemo session - was standard protocol at the time at the hospital where I was treated. i.e. one injecton every 3 weeks. My bloods were fine and my chemo sessions all went ahead as scheduled.
Yes both do exactly the same job. I had 5 daily injections of Filgrastim whereas Neulasta is a one-off injection and so a more concentrated dose. More expensive but less hassle.