Indication

Neulasta® is indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as... Read more

Neulasta® is indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti‑cancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia... Read more

Neulasta® is indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti‑cancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia.

Neulasta® is not indicated for the mobilization of peripheral blood progenitor cells for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

What is Neulasta® indicated for?

Neulasta® is indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti‑cancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia.

Neulasta® is not indicated for the mobilization of peripheral blood progenitor cells for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Review the Neulasta® pivotal trial data

How is Neulasta® dosed and administered?

There are two delivery methods for Neulasta® support: the Neulasta® Onpro® kit with the On-body Injector for Neulasta®, and the prefilled syringe for manual injection.

  • Both options deliver a single 6 mg fixed dose of Neulasta® with a half-life of 15–80 hours1
  • Do not administer Neulasta® between 14 days before and 24 hours after administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy1
  • The Neulasta® prefilled syringe for manual injection is not designed to allow for direct administration of doses less than 0.6 mL (6 mg), as the syringe does not bear graduation marks
  • Direct administration to pediatric patients weighing less than 45 kg is not recommended due to the potential for dosing errors
    • Use of the On-body Injector for Neulasta® has not been studied in pediatric patients

For more information regarding dosing, please see the Neulasta® full Prescribing Information.

See the Neulasta® mechanism of action

What is the Neulasta® Onpro® kit?

The Neulasta® Onpro® kit is an innovative Neulasta® delivery method available for appropriate patients. It includes a single dose of Neulasta®, and a single-use On-body Injector for Neulasta® that’s applied the same day as chemotherapy.1 The On-body Injector is designed to deliver Neulasta® the next day, over 45 minutes approximately 27 hours after application, at home or other appropriate setting.1

Get more information about Neulasta® Onpro®

Is there an additional cost for Neulasta® Onpro®?

The Neulasta® Onpro® kit is available at no additional cost beyond that of the prefilled syringe for manual injection. Neulasta® Onpro® has the same J-code (J2505) as the prefilled syringe for manual injection.*2

*Call 1‑844‑MYNEULASTA (1‑844‑696‑3852) to confirm payer-specific requirements.

Learn more about Neulasta® Onpro®

Is financial assistance available for patients?

Through Amgen Assist 360™, patients have access to support options, regardless of their type of coverage. Options include Neulasta FIRST STEP® for eligible commercially-insured patients, The Safety Net Foundation for uninsured patients, and referral to independent co-pay foundations.

Eligibility for programs offered by independent co-pay foundations is based solely on the charity's criteria. Amgen has no control over independent, third-party programs and provides referrals as a courtesy only.

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Who should I contact if I have a question about Neulasta® or Neulasta® Onpro®?

If you have a clinical inquiry or would like to report an adverse event related to Neulasta®, connect online to medical information or call 1-800-77-AMGEN (1-800-772-6436).

If you have questions about Neulasta® Onpro®, 24/7 telephone support is available. Call 1‑844‑MYNEULASTA (1‑844‑696‑3852) for answers to your questions on Neulasta® Onpro®, reimbursement (including billing and coding), co-pay assistance, and the Product Replacement Program.

References: 1. Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) Prescribing Information, Amgen. 2. CMS. Alpha-Numeric HCPCS Drug Table for 2014. www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/HCPCSReleaseCodeSets/Downloads/DRUG2014.pdf. Accessed September 9, 2016.

Important Safety Information

Contraindication

  • Neulasta® is contraindicated in patients with a history of serious allergic reactions to pegfilgrastim or filgrastim
  • Reactions have included anaphylaxis

Splenic Rupture

  • Splenic rupture, including fatal cases, can occur following the administration of Neulasta®
  • Evaluate for an enlarged or ruptured spleen in patients who report left upper abdominal or shoulder pain

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

  • ARDS has occurred in patients receiving Neulasta®
  • Evaluate patients who develop a fever and lung infiltrates or respiratory distress after receiving Neulasta®
  • Discontinue Neulasta® in patients with ARDS

Serious Allergic Reactions

  • Serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis can occur in patients receiving Neulasta®
  • Majority of events occurred upon initial exposure and can recur within days after discontinuation of initial anti‐allergic treatment
  • Permanently discontinue Neulasta® in patients with serious allergic reactions

Allergies to Acrylics

  • On‐body injector (OBI) for Neulasta® uses acrylic adhesives
  • Patients who are allergic to acrylic adhesives may have a significant reaction

Use in Patients With Sickle Cell Disorders

  • In patients with sickle cell trait or disease, sickle cell crisis, in some cases fatal, can occur in patients receiving Neulasta®

Glomerulonephritis

  • Has occured in patients receiving Neulasta®
  • Diagnoses based on azotemia, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal biopsy
  • Generally events resolved after dose reduction or discontinuation of Neulasta®
  • If suspected, evaluate for cause and if cause is likely, consider dose‐reduction or interruption of Neulasta®

Leukocytosis

  • Increased white blood cell counts of 100 x 109/L have been observed
  • Monitoring CBCs is recommended

Capillary Leak Syndrome (CLS)

  • CLS has been reported after G‐CSF administration, including Neulasta®
  • Characterized by hypotension, hypoalbuminemia, edema, and hemoconcentration
  • Episodes vary in frequency, severity, and may be life‐threatening if treatment is delayed
  • Patients with symptoms should be closely monitored and receive standard symptomatic treatment, which may include intensive care

Potential for Tumor Growth Stimulatory Effects on Malignant Cells

  • G‐CSF receptor has been found on tumor cell lines
  • The possibility that pegfilgrastim acts as a growth factor for any tumor type, including myeloid malignancies and myelodysplasia, cannot be excluded

Potential Device Failures

  • Missed or partial doses have been reported in patients receiving pegfilgrastim via the on‐body injector (OBI) due to the device not performing as intended
  • In the event of a missed or partial dose, patients may be at increased risk of events such as neutropenia, febrile neutropenia and/or infection than if the dose had been correctly delivered
  • Instruct patients to notify their healthcare professional immediately in order to determine the need for a replacement dose if they suspect that the device may not have performed as intended

Most common adverse reactions

  • Bone pain
  • Pain in extremity

Please see Neulasta® full Prescribing Information.

Important Safety Information

Contraindication

  • Neulasta® is contraindicated in patients with a history of serious allergic reactions to pegfilgrastim or filgrastim
  • Reactions have included anaphylaxis

Splenic Rupture

  • Splenic rupture, including fatal cases, can occur following the administration of Neulasta®
  • Evaluate for an enlarged or ruptured spleen in patients who report left upper abdominal or shoulder pain

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

  • ARDS has occurred in patients receiving Neulasta®
  • Evaluate patients who develop a fever and lung infiltrates or respiratory distress after receiving Neulasta®
  • Discontinue Neulasta® in patients with ARDS

Serious Allergic Reactions

  • Serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis can occur in patients receiving Neulasta®
  • Majority of events occurred upon initial exposure and can recur within days after discontinuation of initial anti‐allergic treatment
  • Permanently discontinue Neulasta® in patients with serious allergic reactions

Allergies to Acrylics

  • On‐body injector (OBI) for Neulasta® uses acrylic adhesives
  • Patients who are allergic to acrylic adhesives may have a significant reaction

Use in Patients With Sickle Cell Disorders

  • In patients with sickle cell trait or disease, sickle cell crisis, in some cases fatal, can occur in patients receiving Neulasta®

Glomerulonephritis

  • Has occured in patients receiving Neulasta®
  • Diagnoses based on azotemia, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal biopsy
  • Generally events resolved after dose reduction or discontinuation of Neulasta®
  • If suspected, evaluate for cause and if cause is likely, consider dose‐reduction or interruption of Neulasta®

Leukocytosis

  • Increased white blood cell counts of 100 x 109/L have been observed
  • Monitoring CBCs is recommended

Capillary Leak Syndrome (CLS)

  • CLS has been reported after G‐CSF administration, including Neulasta®
  • Characterized by hypotension, hypoalbuminemia, edema, and hemoconcentration
  • Episodes vary in frequency, severity, and may be life‐threatening if treatment is delayed
  • Patients with symptoms should be closely monitored and receive standard symptomatic treatment, which may include intensive care

Potential for Tumor Growth Stimulatory Effects on Malignant Cells

  • G‐CSF receptor has been found on tumor cell lines
  • The possibility that pegfilgrastim acts as a growth factor for any tumor type, including myeloid malignancies and myelodysplasia, cannot be excluded

Potential Device Failures

  • Missed or partial doses have been reported in patients receiving pegfilgrastim via the on‐body injector (OBI) due to the device not performing as intended
  • In the event of a missed or partial dose, patients may be at increased risk of events such as neutropenia, febrile neutropenia and/or infection than if the dose had been correctly delivered
  • Instruct patients to notify their healthcare professional immediately in order to determine the need for a replacement dose if they suspect that the device may not have performed as intended

Most common adverse reactions

  • Bone pain
  • Pain in extremity

Please see Neulasta® full Prescribing Information.

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Instructions for Use
Enhanced Neulasta® Onpro®Kit
Instructions for Use

Recent updates to Neulasta® Onpro® include approximately 35% smaller packaging,1 an updated fill symbol on the adhesive backing, and a co-packaged prefilled syringe without a needle guard.

1. Data on file, Amgen; 2016.