What are the uses of the drug Oprelvekin?

What are the uses of the drug Oprelvekin?

Uses of Oprelvekin: It is used to raise platelet counts. It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What happens if you have an allergic reaction to Oprelvekin?

Unsafe and sometimes deadly allergic effects with organ failure may happen with oprelvekin. Tell your doctor about any fever, rash, feeling tired, upset stomach, throwing up, diarrhea, stomach pain, flu-like signs, sore throat, cough, or trouble breathing. Do not restart oprelvekin if you have had an allergic reaction.

When is the best time to take Oprelvekin?

How is this medicine (Oprelvekin) best taken? 1 The first dose is most often given 6 to 24 hours after you get chemo and is given… 2 Do not give for at least 2 days before your next chemo. 3 It is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin. 4 Your doctor may teach you how to give the shot. 5 Follow how to use carefully. 6 (more items)

Where does the Oprelvekin in Neumega come from?

Oprelvekin, the active ingredient in Neumega®, is recombinant Interleukin-11 (IL-11), which is produced in Escherichia coli (E. coli) by recombinant DNA technology. With a molecular mass of approximately 19,000 daltons, the non-glycosylated protein is 177 amino acids in length in comparison to the natural IL-11, which is 178 amino acid long.

How old do you have to be to take Oprelvekin tablets?

Note: The manufacturer states that, until efficacy/toxicity parameters are established, the use of oprelvekin in pediatric patients (particularly those <12 years of age) should be restricted to use in controlled clinical trials.

Where do you inject Oprelvekin in the body?

SubQ: For subcutaneous administration in the abdomen, thigh, or hip; outer upper arm may also be used (if not self-injecting). Rotate injection sites each day. Store intact vials (and prefilled diluent syringe) refrigerated between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F); do not freeze.