ATC codes: L03AA02
Acquired neutropaenia ICD11 code: 4B00.01
Including quality-assured biosimilars.
Parenteral > General injections > SC: 120 µg per 0.2 mL in prefilled syringe ; 300 µg per 0.5 mL in prefilled syringe ; 480 µg per 0.8 mL in prefilled syringe ; 300 µg per mL in 1 mL vial ; 480 µg per 1.6 mL in 1.6 mL vial
EML status history
Also recommended for children
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
In 2015, as part of the comprehensive review of cancer medicines undertaken by the Expert Committee, filgrastim, a granulocyte colony stimulating factor, was added to the complementary list of the EML and EMLc for use in the following indications: - primary prophylaxis in patients at high risk for developing febrile neutropenia associated with myelotoxic chemotherapy; - secondary prophylaxis for patients who have experienced neutropenia following prior myelotoxic chemotherapy; - to facilitate administration of dose dense chemotherapy regimens. The relevant extract from TRS994 regarding the Expert Committee's consideration of G-CSF is attached.