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Epoetin Alpha Dosing

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Retrovir

Common Name: zidovudine or AZT Brand Name: Retrovir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet twice a day (12 hours apart); two 100 mg capsules three times a day also available, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Clear, strawberry-flavored liquid available for infants four weeks of age and up; dose is weight-based. Take...
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How do transfusions affect CD4 count, and anemia

? My dad's getting constant transfusions for anemia and to raise his T cell count, but Dr. Frascino previously said transfusions don't affect CD4 count. Are my dad's doctor's wrong and just relying on transfusions too easily. Could he be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your father is HIV positive, antiretroviral drug therapy would have the best chance to increase his CD4 cell count.Regarding epoetin, your father may be a candidate if indeed he's requiring "constant transfusions for anemia." He should discuss... Read more »

HIV AIDS proper treatment

I recenlty came across an opinion that since higly active anti-retroviral therapy came about it is not necessary medically to treat patients with infusions or injections except in rare cases where the platelet count is low or when there is active...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Effective HIV treatment has decreased but not elimiinated the need in some cases for other treatments for thrombocytopenia. In our clinic we have several pxs (out of > 1000) that intermittently receive corticosteroids or gamma globulin infusions... Read more »

anemic orgasms

Hi Dr. Bob,First, thanks once again for your great answers. I and much more of your diverse readership appreciate the time you devote to this forum.I've been on epoetin alpha since shortly after starting treatment with AZT, and it has helped do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Youngster,Aranesp is darbepoetin alpha, which was approved for use in the United States in September 2001. However, it's only FDA-sanctioned for use in anemia Read more »

le digo que es triomune

Dr. Sigo una terapia con triomune que es una combiancion de Stavudina (en mi caso de 30 mg) lamivudina y nevirapina. Antes estuve con convivir mas nevirapina, pues el AZT me causo neutropenia severa (1340 glob blancos). Mi medico me recomendo...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...estuviera causando sntomas, tales como la fatiga, podras pensar en tratarla tambin con un tratamiento anlogo al filgastrim -- epoetin alpha (Procrit). El segundo estimula la produccin de los glbulos rojos mientras el primero, los glbulos blancos.... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
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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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