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Side Effects Of Epoetin Alfa

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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 »
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 »
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Epoyetina alfa

Brand Name: Epogen, Procrit Other Name(s): EPO, Epoetin alpha, Epoetina alfa, Eprex, Erythropoietin-alfa, recombinant, r-HuEPO --> Clase de medicamento: Infecciones oportunistas y otros La epoyetina es una forma artificial de la... Read more »
Ask the Experts

New Procrit?

Dear Dr. Bob,Heard through the grapevine there was a new Procrit called Arinest or something like that. Searched the archives and didn't see it. Can you fill us in? Dosing? Scheduling? Better side effect profile? What's up you stud you?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Well, you were close. It's Aranesp, not Arinest. I'm sure Google tried its best to locate it for you. O.K., so what is it? Well, its technical name is darbepoetin alfa. (Just as Procrit's technical name is epoetin alfa.) Aranesp... Read more »

Rebetron, Anemia and Epo?

What is "Epo"?(begin Quote) from http://www.thebody.com/cgi/hcv_ans/2802Dru.html You replied: Dear xxxxxx, I am not sure what side effects you had from the ribavirin, but if it was anemia, we can easily treat that with Epo..... (end...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Anthony,We are using Procrit(erythropoeitin) for anemia caused by ribavirin quite successfully. However, if your fatigue is caused by the interferon, it will not help that. Insurance has not been an issue. Procrit is approved for treatment of... 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 »

Very tired

Greetings from the UK Dr Robert. Can you explain what Procrit is, the manufactorer, what other names it might be under. I am an HIV poz person, feelin tired all the time. My HIV nurse has never heard of Procrit and I have read many times your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey UK!Procrit is synthetic erythropoietin. It is identical to a substance your body produces naturally. Erythropoietin stimulates red blood cell production. Other names for Procrit? The only one I know is Epogen. Aside from this I'm not aware... Read more »