Neukine 150mcg Injection

Neukine 150mcg Injection

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Introduction

Neukine 150mcg Injection is used to prevent infections after chemotherapy. It is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections.

Neukine 150mcg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. You should continue to take as long as your doctor advises for it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. You might be asked for regular tests done to check the number of blood cells in your blood and your bone density level while you are taking this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include bone pain, weakness, headache, and rash. Other than this, pain or redness at the site of injection is common. But, inform your doctor if you notice a lump, swelling, or bruising that does not go away. It might not prevent you from all kinds of infection, hence inform your doctor if you notice fever, chills, rash, sore throat and swelling around face or neck.

Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Neukine Injection

  • Infections after chemotherapy

Side effects of Neukine Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Neukine

  • Bone pain
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Increased lactate dehydrogenase level in blood
  • Vomiting
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Oropharyngeal pain
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Cough
  • Breathing problems

How to use Neukine Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Neukine Injection works

Neukine 150mcg Injection is a growth factor that stimulates the bone marrow to produce white blood cells. These cells protect the body against infections.

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Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Neukine 150mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Neukine 150mcg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Neukine 150mcg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Neukine 150mcg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Neukine 150mcg Injection may cause fatigue. This may affect your driving ability.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Neukine 150mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Neukine 150mcg Injection is recommended.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Neukine 150mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Neukine 150mcg Injection is recommended.

What if you forget to take Neukine Injection?

If you miss a dose of Neukine 150mcg Injection, please consult your doctor.