|nuprigen shot while on chemo
Apr 22, 2008
My mother has to take five nuprigen shots after taking chemo for lung cancer. We have been told that there is no substitute for the shot but when she went to get her shot this past weekend the nurse told her that they didn't have the nuprigen in the pharmacy so they were using a substitute. Is there a substitute?
Response from Dr. Young
Not to worry.
There are different brand name products, very similar to "Neupogen" (G-CSF)- these include "Granulocyte' and "Neulasta".
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