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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 Read more medicines (chemotherapy) that can cause fever and low blood cell count. Close

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

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Cancer Community Websites

You are not alone in your fight against cancer. In addition to your healthcare team, family, and friends, you can reach out to the organizations listed below for information and support during chemotherapy. Always consult your doctor if you have specific questions or experience any chemotherapy side effects.

These third party resources are for your information only. Amgen does not endorse and is not responsible for the content included in these resources.

American Cancer Society® (ACS)
News, information, and support.
Phone (toll-free): 800-227-2345
www.cancer.org

Cancer Hope Network
National, nonprofit organization offering free and confidential one-on-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their families.
Phone (toll-free): 1-877-467-3638
www.cancerhopenetwork.org

Cancer Support Community®
Support, education, and research for people living with cancer.
Phone: 202-659-9709 or toll-free 888-793-9355
www.cancersupportcommunity.org

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. Phone (toll-free): 800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237)
www.cancer.gov

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)
Alliance of leading cancer centers that offers patient education resources and assistance information, including disease-specific treatment guidelines.
Phone: 215-690-0300
www.nccn.org/patients

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
Direct Case management, education and financial support for people living with chronic and debilitating diseases.
Phone: 757-873-6668 or toll-free 800-532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org

Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF)
Nonprofit dedicated to savings lives through cancer prevention and early detection.
Phone (toll-free): 800-227-2732
www.preventcancer.org

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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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