White blood cell disorders:
Indications for FULPHILA:
To decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anticancer drugs associated with clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia.
Limitations of Use:
Not for the mobilization of peripheral blood progenitor cells for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Adults and Children:
See full labeling. ≥45kg: Do not give between 14 days before and 24 hours after chemotherapy. 6mg SC once per chemotherapy cycle. Pediatrics weighing 31–44kg: 4mg; 21–30kg: 2.5mg; 10–20kg: 1.5mg; <10kg: 0.1mg/kg. Direct administration of prefilled syringe with doses <6mg is not recommended.
Monitor for splenomegaly, splenic rupture, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); evaluate if fever, lung infiltrates, or respiratory distress occurs; discontinue if ARDS diagnosed. Permanently discontinue if serious allergic reactions develop. Sickle cell disorders; discontinue if sickle cell crisis occurs. Monitor for glomerulonephritis; consider dose reduction or interruption if treatment-related. Monitor CBCs, platelet counts during therapy. Discontinue if aortitis is suspected. Myeloid malignancies. Myelodysplasia. Monitor for MDS/AML in those with breast or lung cancer. Possible transient (+) bone imaging changes in nuclear imaging. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Granulocyte colony stimulating factor.
Bone or extremity pain; anaphylaxis, ARDS, splenic rupture, glomerulonephritis, leukocytosis, capillary leak syndrome (monitor closely if occurs), thrombocytopenia, aortitis.
Generic Drug Availability:
Single-dose prefilled syringe—1 (w. supplies)