|fatigue from chemotherapy
May 9, 2000
Has there been any use of procrit to help patients who are suffering from fatigue associated with chemotherapy not related to HIV-associated conditions? Might procrit help a chronic leukemia patient undergoing interferon therapy?
Response from Dr. Frascino
If the fatigue is a result of anemia, yes, PROCRIT is indicated for use in anemic cancer patients receiving chemotherapy; however, not all patients are appropriate candidates for treatment. The first step is for your doctor to determine the cause of the fatigue. If your blood tests indicate you are anemic and a good candidate for PROCRIT, treatment can improve your energy level, ability to perform daily activities, and overall quality of life. These changes will correlate with the improvement in your red blood cell count.
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