Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
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General Information on Lenograstim

Generic Name : Lenograstim

Latest prescription information about Lenograstim. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : D70 | Therapeutic Classification : Hematopoietic

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lenograstim

India : 

International : 

Euprotin, Granocyte, Lenobio, Myelostim 34, Neutrogin

Why is Lenograstim Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a recombinant human granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) used to reduce the risk of life-threatening infection in patients with neutropenia, particularly after cytotoxic chemotherapy. 

When should Lenograstim not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bone marrow cancer, children less than 2 years, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Lenograstim?

IV- Neutropenia: The recommended dose is 150 mcg/m2/day starting from day 2 of transplantation for max of 28 consecutive days.

How should Lenograstim be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lenograstim?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow cancer, sickle-cell anemia, osteoporosis, lung infection, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor complete blood count regularly while taking this medication.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

What are the side effects of Lenograstim?

   Musculoskeletal : Musculoskeletal pain, bone pain, splenic enlargement and osteoporosis.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea and loss of appetite.
   Blood : Anemia and decrease in platelet counts.
   Skin : Painful skin condition, skin death and skin inflammation.
   Miscellaneous : Fever, headache and painful urination.

What are the other precautions for Lenograstim?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Lenograstim?

Store it at room temperature.

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