This medication is an amino acid, prescribed for decreasing the incidence of infection, drug induced febrile neutropenia (decreased number of neutrophils), in patients who are receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs.
It is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin. Your doctor may teach you how to give the shot. Before giving the shot, bring it to room temperature. Wash your hands before and after use. Throw syringe away after use. Do not use more than one time. Throw away needles in a needlesharp disposal box and take the box back to your doctor when it is full.