G-CSF (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) is a type of drug called a growth factor. It increases the number of some types of blood cells in the blood. It can be used with chemotherapy. It can also be used before and after a stem cell transplant.
Different types of G-CSF can be used. These include:
- lenograstim (Granocyte®)
- filgrastim (Accofil®, Neupogen®, Nivestim®, Ratiograstim®, Zarzio® and TevaGrastim®)
- lipegfilgastrim (Lonquex®)
- pegylated filgrastim (Neulasta®).