Is Leukine a chemotherapy drug?

Is Leukine a chemotherapy drug?

What This Drug Is Used For: Used to accelerate the recovery of white blood cells following chemotherapy. Used following induction chemotherapy in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).

How do you reconstitute Leukine?

Reconstitute LEUKINE for Injection aseptically with 1 mL of diluent. Do not mix the contents of vials reconstituted with different diluents together. Reconstitute with either Sterile Water for Injection, USP (without preservative) or Bacteriostatic Water for Injection, USP (0.9% benzyl alcohol).

Is Filgrastim a chemo drug?

This medication is used to prevent infection and neutropenic (low white blood cells) fevers caused by chemotherapy. Filgrastim is a support medication. It does not treat cancer.

What is another name for Sargramostim?

Leukine is the trade name for sargramostim. GM-CSF is another name for sargramostim. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name leukine or other names GM-CSF when referring to the generic drug name sargramostim. Drug type: Sargramostim is a biologic response modifier.

Who makes Leukine?

Partner Therapeutics, Inc.
In 2018, Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx) acquired the global rights to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Leukine ® (sargramostim) from Sanofi.

Who manufactures Leukine?

BOSTON, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boston-based cancer company Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx) announced today that it has acquired the global rights to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Leukine (sargramostim) from Sanofi.

Is GM CSF a cytokine?

Multiple studies have demonstrated that GM-CSF is also an immune-modulatory cytokine, capable of affecting not only the phenotype of myeloid lineage cells, but also T-cell activation through various myeloid intermediaries.

How do you administer filgrastim?

The recommended starting dosage of NEUPOGEN is 5 mcg/kg/day‚ administered as a single daily injection by subcutaneous injection‚ by short intravenous infusion (15 to 30 minutes)‚ or by continuous intravenous infusion.

How often is filgrastim given?

It is usually given once a day, but filgrastim injection products (Neupogen, Nivestym, Zarxio) may be given twice a day when it is used to treat severe chronic neutropenia. The length of your treatment depends on the condition that you have and how well your body responds to the medication.