Instructions for G-CSF Patient information leaflet

Storing G-CSF

  • Filgrastim and pegylated filgrastim should be stored in the fridge. 

Natural Cycle

  • One vial to be taken 300 mcg of G-CSF sub cut on day 6 after ovulation
  • Then do a pregnancy test 5 days after the injection which is equivalent to 11 days after ovulation.  If the next pregnancy test is negative you do not undertake further injections until day 6 post ovulation of your next cycle. 
  • If pregnancy test is positive, you will need to take one vial 300 mcg of G-CSF sub cut once every 5 days until 9 weeks gestation.
  • Price per vial is £80 and are sold in packs of 5 equivalent to £400.

IVF

  • 5 days prior to embryo transfer take 300 mcg of G-CSF sub cut 
  • A further 300 mcg injection to be taken 3-5 days after the initial injection
  • At positive pregnancy test you need to take 1 vial 300 mcg G-CSF sub cut once every 5 days until 9 weeks gestation
  • If pregnancy test is negative you do not need to undertake further G-CSF injections