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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?

Thanks,

Jim

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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