Brand name: Neupogen
Chemical name: Filgrastim
Class: Granulocyte colony stimulating factor. Neulasta is another granulocyte colony stimulating factor.
How it works: Granulocyte colony stimulating factors help the body make more neutrophils, a type of white blood cell.
Uses: Neupogen is used to reduce the risk of infection during chemotherapy treatment.
How it's given: Neupogen is given intravenously or as an injection once or twice per day for approximately the first 2 weeks of each chemotherapy course.