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Nivestym (Filgrastim)

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Your doctor may prescribe Nivestym for the treatment of many conditions, including to decrease the incidence of infection in patients with non-myeloid cancer receiving immunosuppressive drugs, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), bone marrow transplantation (BMT), peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection, neutropenia.

Nivestym and the generic filgrastim are similar to colony-stimulating factors (CSF) that naturally occur in the body. Nivestym binds to stem cells in the bone marrow and causes them to grow and divide.

Directions

Nivestym is available in the following vials:

  • 300 mcg/mL
  • 480 mcg/1.5 mL

Nivestym is available in the following prefilled syringes:

  • 300 mcg/0.5 mL
  • 480 mcg/0.8 mL

Your doctor will determine the appropriate dosage of Nivestym for your condition and patient characteristics.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Nivestym is filgrastim.

Interactions

  • Nevstym has no known drug-drug interactions

Cautions

Tell your doctor immediately if you experience abdominal pain or shoulder pain while taking this drug because it could be a symptom of impending splenic rupture, which is a medical emergency.

Stop this drug if you have trouble breathing. Tell your doctor if you have a history of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

Tell your doctor if you have a history of sickle cell disease.

Nivestym may cause kidney damage in certain patients. Use caution if you have a history of kidney disease.

Do not use this drug if you have a history of serious allergic reactions to CSF products, filgrastim, or pegfilgrastim.

Side Effects

Common drug-drug interactions may include:

  • Alopecia
  • Anemia
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bleeding from nose
  • Blood transfusion reaction
  • Bone pain
  • Capillary leak syndrome
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspnea
  • Fever
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Headache
  • Hepatosplenomegaly
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Hypoesthesia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Pain in limb
  • Pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Rash
  • Rupture of spleen
  • Sepsis
  • Sickle cell anemia with crisis
  • Splenomegaly
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Vasculitis of the skin

References

Nivestym [package insert]. Lake Forest, IL: Pfizer; July 2018.



IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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