Neutropenia Medications

Definition of Neutropenia:

Neutropenia is a condition of an abnormally low number of a type of a particular type of white blood cell called a neutrophil. White blood cells (leukocytes) are the cells in the blood that play important roles in the body's immune by fighting off infection. Because white blood cells can be affected by many diseases, doctors will often check the "white blood cell count" in evaluating health conditions.

The normal white blood cells are of different types and include neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. The average blood concentration (cells per cubic mm) for each type are: neutrophils (3650); lymphocytes (2500); monocytes (430); eosinophils (150); basophils (30). Neutrophils function by actually killing and eating up microorganisms that invade our bodies. Neutropenia is present when the neutophil count is less than 2000.

Drugs associated with Neutropenia

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Neutropenia. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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generic name: filgrastim class: colony stimulating factors
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Synonym(s): Agranulocytosis; Granulocytopenia; Granulopenia

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