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How Long Does Procrit Take To Work

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How long does Procrit take to work?

Shortly after starting HAART meds -- Norvir boosted Crixivan and Combivir. I'm also taking Dapsone for OI prevention -- my hemoglobin dropped from 14+ to 9. I started getting Procrit injections. After the first 6 weeks there was little difference,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...prime suspect. Combivir does contain AZT, which is well known to suppress the production of red blood cells in some people. Procrit is definitely indicated for this type of anemia, and is generally highly effective. So why might this not be... Read more »

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Hey Dr. Bob,I have a few questions for you1)How long does it take for Procrit to work? I just... Read more »

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Anemia

...scientists learned how to make synthetic EPO. It is injected under the skin, usually once a week. The most common brand of EPO is Procrit. A large study of people with HIV found EPO injections decreased the risk of death. Transfusions seemed... Read more »
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...get their care from physicians who are specialists in infectious diseases. However, especially now that people are living longer with HIV, it's important to deal with all of your health issues. You might prefer to have a family practitioner or... Read more »
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