You will receive this medicine while you are in a hospital or cancer treatment center. A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It may also be given by a home health caregiver. This medicine is usually given within one day after you receive chemotherapy.
You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine. Use a new bottle of oprelvekin and a new bottle of sterile water for injection to prepare each dose.
Never share your medicine with anyone.
If a dose is missed:
Call your doctor, pharmacist, or home health caregiver for instructions.
If you store this medicine at home, keep it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Use any mixed medicine as soon as possible. It may be stored in the bottle either in the refrigerator or at room temperature, but must be used within 3 hours after mixing. Do not store the mixed medicine in a syringe. Do not freeze or shake the mixed medicine.
Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.