Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Epoetin Alfa

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
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 »
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 »
infoSIDA

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

Serostim pros and cons

What are the side effects and pros and cons of using Serostim? Also are there any drug or food interactionsthat you know of?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Pros: definite evidence that it will increase lean body mass while decreasing fat. Side effects not too bad (see below)Cons: very expensive therapy (>$1000 per week), must be given by injection, frequent (though fairly minor side effects like... Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of continuing without medication. Can a person within their first year of HIV encounter significant medical issues, if so, what might they be? Currently my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The current threshold for recommending starting antiretroviral therapy in the US for asymptomatic patients is a CD4 count < 350. There is yet no consensus as to whether it is overall benefical to start ART at higher CD4 counts partly since short... Read more »

SEROSTIM: DO PROS OUT WEIGH CONS?

JUST STARTED ON SEROSTIM! DO THE PROS OF THIS DRUG OUTWEIGH THE CONS? I'M HAVING EXTREME FATIGUE,AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS THIS DRUG OR MY DEPRESSION, OR SOME OF THE OTHER DRUGS IM ON, BUT FATIGUE IS BECOMING A HUGE PROBLEM, TO THE POINT...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The main side effects of Serostim are mild swelling and edema (usually in the hands and feet), stiffness in the joints and elevation of blood sugar levels (diabetics need to be careful with this drug). Overall, only 1-2% of people end up having to... Read more »

Pros ans cons of participating in clinical trial

Hello fom SpainI have the possibility of integrating a clinical trial that will compare truvada + viramune with truvada + reyataz for effectiveness, safety, and lipid alterations. I would like to know your opinion about this. I am treatment naive at...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There are indeed pros and cons to entering a clinical trial. On the pro side is the gift you give to increasing understanding about the virus and its treatment. In addition, the study may provide you with medications, labs and medical attention... Read more »
Connect With Others

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
Hola a todos mi nombre es Pablo tengo 30 aos y es la 1ra vez que escribo en esta seccion de espaol. Soy de una pequea ciudad del sur de Argentina.
Hace un mes atras recibi la noticia que soy HIV + y no voy a decir que me siento mal y bla bla bla... Read more »

Lyposuction and Lipodystrophy

Posted by HHHEY
Does anyone have any information as to the pro's and con's of having lyposuction when you are dealing with onset Lipodystrophy. Side effects, long term concerns, etc? Read more »

OBSESIONADA POR TODO

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
se q pueed parecer una tonteria pero estoy muy obsesionada con este tema,ayer me depile mis partes intimas con cera y los pros por el bello arrancado me sangraron un ratito,a la noche estuve con un chico y despues de haberse masturbado se limpio con... Read more »

FUI AL MEDICO Y ME PUSO MAS NERVIOSA

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Gracias a todos pro ayudarme. Les cuento fui al medico al otorrino y me digo que tengo admigdalitis no exudativa.Y que era tipico junto con la febricula y el cansancio de SINTOMASDE PREINFECCION
Estoy destrozada.En cima el chico conel que me acoste... Read more »