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Once-per-week Procrit
Nov 7, 2001

Dr. Frascino,

In a recent response you mentioned a once-per-week dosing schedule for Procrit. What exactly is that, that is what is the amount per injection?



Response from Dr. Frascino

Hey Jim,

Procrit was approved by the FDA with a three-times-per-week dosing schedule. Since then, clinical trials have been done in patients with HIV or cancer, which have shown that a once-a-week dosing regimen is equally as efficacious. The recommended starting dose for a once-per-day dosing schedule is 40,000 units. Procrit is now available in a single-dose preservative-free 40,000-unit vial (1 ml). Your dose can be adjusted up or down depending on your response to therapy.

The new once-per-week dosing schedule is much more convenient and the one I now recommend.

Stay well; stay energized!

Dr. Bob

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