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Epoetin Alfa Facts

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Is EPO right for me

I am a 58 year old woman in NJ. I am in good health and i recently lost my job. I have COBRA until the end of this month. A Health Specialist in town suggested an EPO. I am looking foward to working again as a nurse in the near future because i am...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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Only you can determine which type of plan would work for you. You should review the terms of the EPO and "determine" how your medical costs - physicians, labs, Rx, etc. - would be covered under the plan. Things to consider in making your decision... Read more »

Rebetron, Anemia and Epo?

What is "Epo"?(begin Quote) from http://www.thebody.com/cgi/hcv_ans/2802Dru.html You replied: ... Read more »

ANEMIA

Hey Dr Bob,My Physician's Assistant told me that my HIV doc told him that I had anemia caused by my... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epoetin Alfa (Epogen, Procrit)

...alfa, Epoyetina alfa, Eprex, Erythropoietin-alfa, recombinant, r-HuEPO Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Epoetin alfa is a man-made version of human erythropoietin (EPO). EPO is produced naturally in the body, mostly by the... Read more »
The Body PRO

Longer Dosing Intervals of Epoetin Alfa Are Effective in Maintaining Hemoglobin Levels in Anemic, HIV-Infected Patients

...associated with a significant decrease in survival in patients with HIV/AIDS. Subsequently, recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin alfa, Procrit) was approved as an alternative treatment option for anemic HIV-positive patients taking AZT.... Read more »
The Body PRO

Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin as Effectively as Thrice Weekly

... Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin and Improves Quality of Life as Effectively as Three-Times Weekly Dosing in HIV-Positive Patients (ThPeB7381) Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Warning, Counterfeit Procrit (Epoetin Alfa)

On March 12 the U.S. FDA and Ortho Biotech warned of counterfeit Procrit, which is dangerous because the batches found are not sterile, and have no active ingredient. The lot numbers are: P007645 - 40,000 units/mL, Expiration 10-2004 P004677 -... Read more »
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