Lonquex is a medicine that contains the active substance lipegfilgrastim. It is used to reduce the duration of neutropenia (low levels of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell) and the occurrence of febrile neutropenia (neutropenia with fever) in adult cancer patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy.
Cytotoxic chemotherapy (medicines that kill fast growing cells) commonly causes neutropenia because in addition to cancer cells, it also kills other fast-growing cells such as neutrophils, leaving the patient at risk of infections.
Lonquex is not used in patients receiving chemotherapy for chronic myeloid leukaemia (a cancer of the white blood cells) and myelodysplastic syndromes (a disease that can develop into a leukaemia).
Lonquex : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/123.1 KB)
First published: 02/09/2013
Last updated: 10/10/2019
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25/07/2019 Lonquex - EMEA/H/C/002556 - II/0048
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Colony stimulating factors
Reduction in the duration of neutropenia and the incidence of febrile neutropenia in adult patients treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy for malignancy (with the exception of chronic myeloid leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndromes).