How much does a shot of Neulasta cost?

The list price for Neulasta® is $6231* per dose. Neulasta® is a single dose administered once per chemotherapy cycle. Most patients do not pay the list price.

Is Neulasta necessary after chemo?

Neulasta needs to be given no less than 24 hours after chemo but no more than 14 days before the next dose. It is available as an on-body injector (OBI) which a health professional can set up and which will deliver a dose of Neulasta 27 hours after the OBI has been placed on the skin over 45 minutes.

What is the alternative to Neulasta?

UDENYCA® (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) A Safe, Effective, and Affordable Alternative to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim)

How long does a Neulasta injection take?

Neulasta begins working shortly after it’s given. Its peak (strongest) effect occurs around 16 hours to 5 days after you receive a dose. Studies show that it may take 1 to 2 weeks for your neutrophil level to return to normal after starting Neulasta treatment.

How much does a round of chemo cost?

Medication is only part of the problem. Many who are diagnosed in later stages need chemotherapy. Again, the costs can vary considerably, but a basic round of chemo can cost $10,000 to $100,000 or more. Additionally, many people need medication and chemotherapy at the same time.

What is the cost of Neupogen injection?

The cost for Neupogen injectable solution (300 mcg/0.5 mL) is around $358 for a supply of 0.5 milliliters, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans….Injectable Solution.

Quantity Per unit Price
16 (10 x 1.6 milliliters) $327.71 $5,243.38

What cancers is Neulasta used for?

Neulasta is a prescription medication that’s used to: Reduce infection risk from febrile neutropenia (a low level of a certain type of white blood cell) in people with nonmyeloid cancers. These are cancers that don’t affect the bone marrow.

How long has Neulasta been on the market?

Amgen’s Neulasta is a treatment that is used to help cancer patients on chemotherapy fight off infections. It is a blockbuster biologic medicine that has been on the U.S. and European markets since 2002.

Is Neulasta a chemo drug?

What Neulasta Onpro Is Used For. This medicine is used to stimulate the growth of “healthy” white blood cells in the bone marrow, once chemotherapy is given. White blood cells help the body to fight infection. This is not a chemotherapy drug.

How much does chemotherapy cost UK?

The cost of chemotherapy in the UK is expensive if one chooses to go privately. The cost varies hugely with individual medical needs but a single round of chemotherapy can cost up to £30,000. Indeed, chemotherapy costs the NHS an estimated £1.4 billion a year.