Class/mechanism: Pegylated recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). Binds to cell surface receptors on hematopoietic cells and stimulates proliferation, differentiation, and some end-cell functional activation.
Extravasation: no known issues
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Diseases for which it is used
Note that colony stimulating factors may be used for their adjuvant effect e.g. removing leukemia stem cells from their protective niches; but they are not thought to have inherent anti-cancer activity.
History of changes in FDA indication
- 2022-09-06: Approved as a biosimilar to US-licensed Neulasta.
Also known as
- Brand names: Stimufend