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NIVESTYM (filgrastim-aafi) is a leukocyte growth factor indicated to:
Decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs associated with a significant incidence of severe neutropenia with fever;
Reduce the time to neutrophil recovery and the duration of fever, following induction or consolidation chemotherapy treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML);
Reduce the duration of neutropenia and neutropenia-related clinical sequelae, e.g., febrile neutropenia, in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies undergoing myeloablative chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplantation (BMT);
Mobilize autologous hematopoietic progenitor cells into the peripheral blood for collection by leukapheresis;
Reduce the incidence and duration of sequelae of severe neutropenia (e.g., fever, infections, oropharyngeal ulcers) in symptomatic patients with congenital neutropenia, cyclic neutropenia, or idiopathic neutropenia.
Approved Foreign Follow-On Biologics / Biosimilars
Biosimilars Approved In The E.U.
Nivestim (Hospira) (June-2010)
Biosimilars Approved In Australia
Nivestim (Pfizer) (September-2010)