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What Is Epoetin Alfa Used For

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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 »
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what is interferon alfa-n3

Dr. Pierone,What exactly is interferon alfa-n3? I heard that it is in phase 3 clinical trials? When will this be approved and what will it do?Greg...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Alfa-N3 is Alferon N, a purified mixture of natural human alpha interferon subtypes. It is a different type of interferon and is currently approved for intralesional injection for genital warts. It may be phase 3 trials for other indications but I... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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Posted by NancyAlfa, 1 Reply
Hello Everyone,

My name is Jack, an architect who works in Dubai for almost 4 months.
Tow days ago I had a protected sex with a sex worker using a condom on my penis, I only used her vagina and it only took 2 minutes so no vaginal liquids were out... Read more »

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 »

well what a world...

Posted by Anonymous
WELL WHAT A WORLD, I HAD TO DEAL WITH MY SEXUALITY GROWING UP AND
THEN I FINALLY GOT THAT DEALT WITH AFTER GOING ALL OVER THE
u.S.AND LIVING EVERYWHERE THEN I COME DOWN WITH AIDS IN JULY THE
1 LAST OF JUNE WAS CHECK THE END OF MAY IT WAS NEG THEN I... Read more »

NEGATIVO

Posted by inc0gnito, 2 Replies
Hola, as como ven el dibujito estoy: "chino de risa".
Hoy fui a darle la lata a mi mdico con mi ampollita y de paso a ver si estaba mi resultado (ms por lo segundo que por lo primero, pero teniendo la cita todava para el 12, no quera presionar de... Read more »