Neupogen

Tom

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Reply Posted on: Sep 15, 2015 at 7:36am
Good Morning, Dr. Braverman,


My wife was prescribed Neupogen this cycle. Our doctor told us it was a safe medication to take. However, I've read that this is a category C pregnancy drug and there is no guarantee that negative side effects will not occur to either the patient or fetus.


I see you use this drug with some of your patiends. Have you ever experienced any negative effects (birth defects/etc.)? I don't think my doctor would prescribe an unsafe medication but REs only handle theb beginning stages of pregnancy. We are very concered with any potential harm to a baby.


Many thanks!Tom

Dr. Braverman

2004 Posts
RE: Neupogen Posted on: Sep 15, 2015 at 8:08am
Only an RE with expereience in immunology should prescribe and monitor the use of neupogen. If done correclty and their are no contraindications I feel it is very safe to use if monitored and given correctly.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Tom

3 Posts
Reply RE: Neupogen Posted on: Sep 15, 2015 at 8:23am
Thank you so much! Would you say the same about prednisone? I think it's wonderful you open this forum up for questions. The infertility world can be so daunting.

Dr. Braverman

2004 Posts
RE: Neupogen Posted on: Sep 15, 2015 at 8:29am
yes , but again with the same precautions correct dose and proper evaluation of immune testing .
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.