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This page contains brief information about filgrastim and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
FDA Approved

Use in Cancer

Filgrastim is approved to treat:

Filgrastim is also used to treat chronic neutropenia. It is being studied in the treatment of neutropenia in other types of cancer.

Filgrastim is also available in a different form called pegfilgrastim. For more information, see the Drug Information Summary for Pegfilgrastim.

More About Filgrastim

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Filgrastim - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Research Results and Related Resources

Biological Therapies for Cancer

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Filgrastim - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

  • Posted: June 29, 2009
  • Updated: December 28, 2016