Indication

Neulasta® is a prescription medication used to help reduce the chance of infection due to a low white blood cell count, in people with certain types of
cancer (non-myeloid), who receive anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy) that can cause fever and low blood cell count.

Neulasta® is a prescription medication used to help reduce the chance of infection due to a low white blood cell count, in people with certain types of cancer (non-myeloid), who receive anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy) that can cause fever and low blood cell count.

Neulasta® is a prescription medication used to help reduce the chance of infection due to a low white blood cell count, in people with certain types of cancer (non-myeloid), who receive anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy) that can cause fever and low blood cell count.

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When I heard the words “you have cancer,” I was overwhelmed.

It made me realize just how important it is to share our stories. Now, I’m traveling across the country to meet fellow patients and survivors who have taken on cancer in their own ways.

"I like to go to my chemotherapy dressed up like I'm going to a party."

Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32, Shaika wanted to keep things as normal as possible for her husband and two young sons. She says she gets through treatment by feeling and looking her best.

"They did what they needed to do to help out. We just worked as a team!"

Safiya didn't get Neulasta® her first round of chemo and got fever. Turns out, she had an infection - and had to be hospitalized for a week. Her kids and family helped her throught it.

"To be able to keep being a mom, a wife... that in itself was the gift."

Natalie, mom of two and yoga instructor, made a conscious decision to approach her cancer experience in a positive way. Using Neulasta® Onpro® allowed her to stay home the day after strong chemo.

"I handled my treatment was the way I walked on patrol. Aggressively."

Presented with several treatment options, Janine, a former NYC police officer, chose the most aggressive. And she travelled more than an hour to get her Neulasta® shot the day after each strong chemo treatment.

"Here was a life chapter where maybe I could make a difference."

Joan was the longest running female host of morning television. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she went into "warrior mode." Joan's daughter Jamie interviews her mom in this exclusive video.

All cancer survivors and thrivers, out Neulasta® patients met at Joan Lunden's house in Greenwich, Connecticut, to share their insights on the cancer journey, trade tips they learned along the way, and talk about the importance of advocating for yourself during treatment.

Meet Shaika

What helps me is feeling good, and my feeling good is looking good.

Meet Safiya

When I got the news, my first concern was how am I going to tell my kids?

Meet Natalie

When we’re diagnosed with cancer...we lose that sense of normalcy.

Meet Janine

Being a survivor is part of me, as much as being a mom or a police officer.

Meet Joan

At first, I wanted to keep it all private. Then I had an “aha” moment.

Roundtable

Joan and our patients find out just how much they have in common.

Getting Comfortable with Your Healthcare Team

During cancer treatment, you’ll count on a team of doctors and nurses to support and guide you. Joan talks with two experienced health professionals about things you should know when going through strong chemotherapy.

"You probably spend 10x as much time with the nurse than the doctor."

Oncology nurse Tina Pryor has been by the side of patients with cancer for years. She talks with Joan about strong chemo, common side effects, and how patients can help protect themselves from the risk of infection with Neulasta® Onpro®.

"As physicians, one of the things we fear most is a low white blood cell count."

Joan talks with oncologist Dr. Ed George about the importance of the doctor patient relationship, the risk associated with strong chemotherapy, and why he recommends Neulasta® Onpro® for his appropiate patients.

Meet Tina Pryor

This esteemed oncology nurse answers common questions about strong chemo.

Meet Ed George

This prominent oncologist offers his insights on strong chemo.

Important Safety Information

Who should not take Neulasta®?

Do not take Neulasta® if you have had a serious allergic reaction to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) or to NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim).

What should I tell my health care provider before taking Neulasta®? Tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • Have sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease
  • Have had severe skin reactions to acrylic adhesives
  • Are allergic to latex
  • Have problems with your kidneys
  • Have any other medical problems
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Neulasta® may harm your unborn baby.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Neulasta® passes into your breast milk.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What are possible serious side effects of Neulasta®?

  • Spleen Rupture. Your spleen may become enlarged and can rupture while taking Neulasta®. A ruptured spleen can cause death. Call your doctor right away if you have pain in the left upper stomach area or left shoulder tip area. This pain could mean your spleen is enlarged or ruptured.
  • A serious lung problem called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away if you get any of these symptoms of ARDS: fever, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, or a fast rate of breathing.
  • Serious Allergic Reactions. Get emergency medical help right away if you get any of these symptoms of a serious allergic reaction with Neulasta®: shortness of breath, wheezing, dizziness, swelling around the mouth or eyes, fast pulse, sweating, and hives.

If you have an allergic reaction during the delivery of Neulasta®, remove the On-body Injector for Neulasta® by grabbing the edge of the adhesive pad and peeling off the On-body Injector. Get emergency medical help right away.

  • Sickle Cell Crises. Severe sickle cell crises, and sometimes death, can happen in people with sickle cell trait or disease who receive filgrastim, a medicine similar to Neulasta®.
  • Kidney injury (glomerulonephritis). Kidney injury has been seen in patients who received Neulasta®. You should notify your healthcare provider right away if you experience puffiness in your face or ankles, blood in your urine or brown colored urine or you notice you urinate less than usual.
  • Increased white blood cell count (leukocytosis). Your doctor will check your blood during treatment with Neulasta ®.
  • Capillary Leak Syndrome. Neulasta® can cause fluid to leak from blood vessels into your body’s tissues. This condition is called "Capillary Leak Syndrome" (CLS). CLS can quickly cause you to have symptoms that may become life-threatening. Get emergency medical help right away if you develop any of the following symptoms:
    • swelling or puffiness and are urinating less often
    • trouble breathing
    • swelling of your stomach area (abdomen) and feeling of fullness
    • dizziness or feeling faint
    • a general feeling of tiredness
    • The most common side effect of Neulasta® is pain in the bones and in your arms and legs.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Neulasta®. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report negative side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information about Neulasta®, talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist; go to www.neulasta.com, or call 1-844-696-3852 (1-844-MYNEULASTA).

Please see Neulasta® Patient Information.

Important Safety Information
Who should not take Neulasta®?
Do not take Neulasta® if you have had a serious allergic reaction to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) or to NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim).
What should I tell my health care provider before taking Neulasta®? Tell your healthcare provider if you:
• Have sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease

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