Neumega (oprelvekin) to stimulate the production of platelets

    First there was Epogen to increase red blood cells...then Neupogen to boost white blood cells...now there's Neumega (oprelvekin) to stimulate the production of platelets.

    Neumega is a platelet growth factor.

    It will be given to patients on chemotherapy to prevent severe thrombocytopenia which can lead to bleeding.

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