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Procrit Dosing

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procrit dose and Bush's sex education plans

Hey there, What's up Doc?Say, my doc is starting me on Procrit. What's the best starting dose? My doc said something like 40 or maybe even 400 to start. Is that right? Sounds like a lot to me.Next do you think Bush's push for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Zoltan,First off, cool name!Neither 40 nor 400 is a recommended starting dose for Procrit. These may sound like a lot, but in reality are way too low. The correct recommended starting dose is 40,000 units once per week. Maybe when your doc... Read more »

PROCRIT HMO CUT BACK?

Hey Dr. Bob,I'm new to this HMO bullshit. My doc wants to cut my Procrit from 3 times a week... Read more »

Once-per-week Procrit

Dr. Frascino,In a recent response you mentioned a once-per-week dosing schedule for Procrit. What... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Drug Warning: Counterfeiting of Procrit

Original Letter (June 6, 2002) Additional Counterfeit Lot (June 7, 2002) This is the re-typed text of a letter from Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. . Contact the company for a copy of any referenced enclosures. Original Letter Dear Health... 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 »
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

FDA Issues Alert About Counterfeit Procrit

In a statement issued Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned health workers and patients to watch for a counterfeit version of the drug Procrit. Deemed ineffective and contaminated with bacteria that pose a potential significant risk... Read more »
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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 »

Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, can someone please elaborate on the severity of skipping meds? My bf is positive and has been on meds for about a year. He's on my insurance and it kills the price down to a point where he can get his meds pretty easily. I discovered... Read more »