Interaction Details

There were no interactions found between Filgrastim and Dimethylsulfoxide (dmso). This does not mean the potential for an interaction does not exist, however. There is often a lack of studies and data surrounding traditional medicine, especially concerning drug interactions, so it is important to always consult your provider before making any changes to your medication regimen.

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Dimethylsulfoxide (dmso) Overview

Dimethylsulfoxide (dmso) Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is a colorless, odorless liquid that has a number of industrial and medical uses. In a medicinal sense, DMSO is most commonly used as a topical pain reliever and anti-inflammatory agent. It is applied to the skin as a cream or gel, and is sometimes used to treat conditions such as muscle strains, sprains, and arthritis. DMSO is also an FDA-approved treatment for interstitial cystitis, a condition that causes bladder pain and frequent urination, when given via intravesical instillation (administration directly into the bladder). DMSO is often added to topical preparations to increase the skin penetration of some medications.
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Filgrastim Overview

  • Filgrastim injection products (Granix, Neupogen, Nivestym, Releuko, Zarxio) are used to decrease the chance of infection in people who have non myeloid cancer (cancer that does not involve the bone marrow) and are receiving chemotherapy medications that may decrease the number of neutrophils (a type of blood cell needed to fight infection). Filgrastim injection products (Neupogen, Nivestym, Releuko, Zarxio) are also used to help increase the number of white blood cells, and decrease the length of time with fever in people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML; a type of cancer of the white blood cells) who are receiving treatment with chemotherapy medications. Filgrastim injection products (Neupogen, Nivestym, Releuko, Zarxio) are also used in people who are undergoing bone marrow transplants and in people who have severe chronic neutropenia (condition in which there are a low number of neutrophils in the blood). Filgrastim injection products (Neupogen, Nivestym, Zarxio) are also used to prepare the blood for leukapheresis (a treatment in which certain blood cells are removed from the body. Filgrastim injection (Neupogen) is also used to increase the chance of survival in people who have been exposed to harmful amounts of radiation, which can cause severe and life-threatening damage to your bone marrow. Filgrastim is in a class of medications called colony-stimulating factors. It works by helping the body make more neutrophils.

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Dimethylsulfoxide (dmso) - More Interactions

Dimethylsulfoxide (dmso) interacts with 326 drugs

Interaction Rating Key

These severity listings are for informational use only. Never start, stop or otherwise change your therapy before speaking with your provider.

Major The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.
Moderate Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.
Minor Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.
Unknown No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.

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