Naming guidelines for colony stimulating factors:

-stim common stem for colony stimulating factors Examples: pegacaristim, romiplostim

-grastim granulocyte colony stimulating factors (G-CSF) Examples: filgrastim, lenograstim, pegfilgrastim, pegnartograstim

-gramostim granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factors (GM-CSF) Examples: molgramostim, regramostim, sargramostim

-mostim macrophage colony stimulating factors (M-CSF) Examples: cilmostim, lanimostim

-plestim interleukin-3 (IL-3) factors classified as pleiotropic colony stimulating factors Examples: daniplestim, muplestim

-distim  conjugates of two different types of colony stimulating factors Examples: leridistim, milodistim

-cestim stem cell stimulating factors Examples: ancestim, garnocestim

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