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Colony stimulating factors

What are Colony stimulating factors?

Colony stimulating factors are glycoproteins that promote production of white blood cells (mainly granulocytes such as neutrophils), in response to infection. Administration of exogenous colony stimulating factors stimulates the stem cells in the bone marrow to produce more of the particular white blood cells. The new white blood cells migrate into the blood and fight the infection.

Colony stimulating factors are used in patients who are undergoing cancer treatment that causes low white blood cell counts (neutropenia) and puts the patient at risk of infection. Colony stimulating factors tend to reduce the time where patients are neutropenic.

List of Colony stimulating factors:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Neulasta (Pro)
Generic name: pegfilgrastim
5.7
62 reviews
Zarxio (Pro)
Generic name: filgrastim
8.3
4 reviews
Udenyca (Pro)
Generic name: pegfilgrastim
1.0
3 reviews
Neupogen (Pro)
Generic name: filgrastim
8.0
3 reviews
Ziextenzo (Pro)
Generic name: pegfilgrastim
No reviews
Nyvepria (Pro)
Generic name: pegfilgrastim
No reviews
Nivestym (Pro)
Generic name: filgrastim
No reviews
Leukine (Pro)
Generic name: sargramostim
No reviews
Granix
Generic name: tbo-filgrastim
No reviews
Fulphila (Pro)
Generic name: pegfilgrastim
No reviews
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