Class/mechanism: 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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Patient drug information
- Tbo-filgrastim (Granix) package insert
- Tbo-filgrastim (Granix) patient drug information (UpToDate)
History of changes in FDA indication
- 8/29/2012: Initial FDA approval "for reduction in the duration of severe neutropenia in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia."
Also known as
- Brand names: Granix, Neutroval