9.1.6 Drugs used in neutropenia

Hospital use only
First Choice:
  • filgrastim injection (Zarzio® filgrastim) 30million units (300micrograms)/mL available as 1mL (30million unit) or 1.6mL (48million unit) vial. Prefilled syringe containing 30million units (300micrograms) in 0.5mL or 48million units (480micrograms) in 0.5mL: see product information.

Prescribing Notes
  • Lipegfligrastim may be used only in patients who are physically unable to self-inject daily GCSF, or do not have a carer who could do this for them, or have a clinical issue which precludes use of daily GCSF.