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Epoetin Alpha Side Effects

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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 and Other Drugs Epoetin alfa is a man-made... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Side Effects and Management Strategies

Side effects overview Liver toxicity and HIV drugs Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) Depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric side effects Flu-like symptoms, weight loss and fatigue (feeling tired) Anaemia, neutropenia and... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Glossary

anaemia: very low red blood cell count. albumin: a protein made by the liver. It carries drugs,hormones and waste products through the blood andmaintains fluid levels within the body. An abnormally lowlevel of albumin is a sign of serious... Read more »
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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...
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 associated with chronic renal failure. I'm not aware of any studies in... 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
Hola,Estoy completamente de acuerdo con tu mdico en suspender el AZT (zidovudina, Retrovir), el frmaco ms comnmente asociado a la anemia y la neutropenia. Dejar de tomarlo debera permitir recuperar tu sea mdula (la fbrica de las clulas rojas y... Read more »

Suplementos de hierro y anemia

Puede ser que ingerir suplementos de hierro ayude a revertir laanemia causada por el tratamiento de Combivir (o que produzca algun,cualquier, cambio)? ...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Estimado amigo,Se usa los suplementos de hierro solo para tratar la anemia causada por la falta de hierro. En el caso de la anemia causada por el tratamiento de Combivir, AZT -- uno de los dos medicamentos encontrados en Combivir -- puede suprimir... Read more »

Anemia and High Liver Enzyems

Dear Dr.My son is a 23yr old black male. He was diagnose with HIV in February 2001. He almost died with MAC and HIV in November. He started treatment in December 2001. He has improved greatly and look great. The recent labs show that his liver...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I am glad your son is getting the treatment he needs. The liver enzyme problem could be related to several underlying problems, including 1) hepatitis A, B, or C; 2) medication-induced liver inflammation; 3) alcohol intake; or 4) opportunistic... Read more »
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SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »