is it given in the doctor's office
9 Sep 2010
General considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
*Neulasta comes as an injection that is given under the skin. It is given once per chemotherapy cycle.
* It should not be taken any time within two weeks before to 24 hours after chemotherapy. It is usually taken on the day after chemotherapy (more than 24 hours after chemotherapy).
* If you feel comfortable doing so, you may give yourself the injections. If you would prefer, your healthcare provider can give the injection.
* Never shake Neulasta, as it is a delicate molecule that could be damaged by shaking.
* You will need regular blood tests while taking this medication to see if it is working.
* If you choose to give the injections yourself, make sure you know exactly how to inject Neulasta.
* For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
However do talk to the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the injection, take care & be well!
- Neulasta Information for Consumers
- Neulasta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Neulasta (detailed)
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