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Epoetin Alpha Dosing

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epoetin Alfa (Epogen, Procrit)

eh-POH-ee-tin Brand Name: Epogen, Procrit Other Name(s): EPO, Epoetin alpha, Epoetina alfa, Epoyetina alfa, Eprex, Erythropoietin-alfa, recombinant, r-HuEPO Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Epoetin alfa is a man-made... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters Educate Boys About Choices, Sexual Responsibility

The differences between a man, a boy and a father, and how you know when you are ready for sex were just some of the questions that 43 young African-American males explored recently in Project Alpha, a program sponsored locally by the University of... 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 »
Ask the Experts

Correct dose

What's the best dose for erythropoietin?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best dose? Well that depends on several factors and your individual situation. I can tell you that the recommended starting dose of Procrit is 100 Units per kilogram of body weight injected subcutaneously three times per week. The dose can... Read more »

Double dose peg

Hi Dr. DI am in the process of considering tx. Never treated before, known since 97'. Per biopsy 97' (grade 1 stage 2), and again in 03' (grade 1 stage 2). Load, just under 2 mil (1.8). Geno 1a. I have several questions: the first is...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If you have not been treated before, then double dose may not be necessary. I only know of data on double dose Pegasys, so while I use both Peg Intron and Pegasys, so far I have only used double dose Pegasys. Sure I would be happy to see you at Mt... Read more »

arginine alpha-ketoglutarate

I have these supplements, arginine alpha-ketoglutarate, but want to know if it is good to take them while living with HIV. ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
That supplement has not been shown to improve muscle mass or strength in peer reviewed studies. I would not waste my time with it.We also have no interaction data with HIV medications.Nelson... Read more »

Alpha FetoProtein Test

I'm 60 years old male,during my annual check-up I did Alpha Fetoprotein Blood test, and the result was 7.9UI/ml; since normal range is 0-5. This could mean liver, pancreas, testiculus or any other kind of cancer tumor? What's the best...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
First of all, this level is barely abnormal so I am not that concerned. If you have underlying cirrhosis from HCV or underlying hepatitis from HBV, you would want to discuss with your physician as to whether you should get an ultrasound of your... Read more »
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Alpha-Liponic Acid

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
My partner is interested in trying this for neuropathy. Does anyone know of or has anyone taken Alpha- Liponic Acid. Seems to be precscribed in Europe but not here ( mostly for neuropathy asscoiated with diabetes). Recommended dose: 1800... Read more »

HALF DOSING MY MEDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All !! I want to tell everyone that I started taking half of the prescribed doses of my meds about 2 years ago. My T cells remain High (570) and my V load is still undetectable..
I am on viramune,ziagen and zerit. I had an uncle who died... Read more »

dosing schedule adjustment

Posted by pozartistsd, 1 Reply
hey all you experts out there! I think i may know the answer to this but would like to get some input:

I currently take my meds (Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir) once a day. I take them at 9am (with breakfast, not that you need to know that ) I would like... Read more »

Low-Dose Naltrexone

Posted by renevatio, 1 Reply
Hello all-

I am newly diagnosed, and just getting into the process of researching all about HIV and potential alternative treatments. I am a voracious reader and spend a good bit of time each day reading papers and digging up info on my new internal... Read more »