NYVEPRIA is a prescription medicine used to help reduce the chance of infection due to a low white blood cell count in people with certain types of cancer (non-myeloid) who receive anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy) that can cause fever and low white blood cell count.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take NYVEPRIA if you have had a serious allergic reaction to pegfilgrastim products or filgrastim products.
Before you receive NYVEPRIA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have a sickle cell disorder
- Have kidney problems
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if NYVEPRIA will harm your unborn baby
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if NYVEPRIA passes into your breast milk
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
NYVEPRIA may cause serious side effects, including:
- Spleen rupture. Your spleen may become enlarged and can rupture. A ruptured spleen can cause death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have pain in the left upper stomach area or your left shoulder
- A serious lung problem called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Call your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you have shortness of breath with or without a fever, trouble breathing, or a fast rate of breathing
- Serious allergic reactions. NYVEPRIA can cause serious allergic reactions. These reactions can cause a rash over your whole body, shortness of breath, wheezing, dizziness, swelling around your mouth or eyes, fast heart rate, and sweating. If you have any of these symptoms, stop using NYVEPRIA and call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away
- Sickle cell crises. You may have a serious sickle cell crisis, which could lead to death, if you have a sickle cell disorder and receive NYVEPRIA. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have symptoms of sickle cell crisis such as pain or difficulty breathing
- Kidney injury (glomerulonephritis). NYVEPRIA can cause kidney injury. Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop any of the following symptoms: swelling of your face or ankles, blood in your urine or dark colored urine, or you urinate less than usual
- Increased white blood cell count (leukocytosis). Your healthcare provider will check your blood during treatment with NYVEPRIA
- Decreased platelet count (thrombocytopenia). Your healthcare provider will check your blood during treatment with NYVEPRIA. Tell your healthcare provider if you have unusual bleeding or bruising during treatment with NYVEPRIA. This could be a sign of decreased platelet counts, which may reduce the ability of your blood to clot
- Capillary Leak Syndrome. NYVEPRIA can cause fluid to leak from blood vessels into your body’s tissues. This condition is called “Capillary Leak Syndrome” (CLS). CLS can quickly cause you to have symptoms that may become life-threatening. Get emergency medical help right away if you develop any of the following symptoms:
- swelling or puffiness and are urinating less than usual
- trouble breathing
- swelling of your stomach area (abdomen) and feeling of fullness
- dizziness or feeling faint
- a general feeling of tiredness
- Myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. If you have breast cancer or lung cancer, when NYVEPRIA is used with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, or with radiation therapy alone, you may have an increased risk of developing a precancerous blood condition called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or a blood cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Symptoms of MDS and AML may include tiredness, fever, and easy bruising or bleeding. Call your healthcare provider if you develop these symptoms during treatment with NYVEPRIA
- Inflammation of the aorta (aortitis). Inflammation of the aorta (the large blood vessel which transports blood from the heart to the body) has been reported in patients who received pegfilgrastim products. Symptoms may include fever, abdominal pain, feeling tired, and back pain. Call your healthcare provider if you experience these symptoms
The most common side effects of NYVEPRIA are pain in the bones, arms, and legs.
These are not all the possible side effects of NYVEPRIA. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see full Prescribing Information, Patient Information, and Instructions for Use for NYVEPRIA.