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Cause of procrit allergy

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Procrit allergy: Procrit (epoetin alfa ) is a protein that helps with red blood cell production. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It is possible: Swelling and pain can be side effects of procrit (epoetin alfa). Talk to your doctor about them.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Several: Increased mortality(death), serious cardiovascular events, thromboembolic events, stroke and increased risk of tumor progression or recurrence.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
See below: Erythropoetin doses vary widely, depending on the patient's weight, and reason for treatment. As little as 50-100 units per kilogram of a person's wei... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: Longer acting forms of erythropoietic agents have been produced. One is known as aranesp, (darbepoetin alfa) and is dosed every 3-4 weeks.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Depends on stage: In stage 4 and stage 5 (end stage) kidney diseases, Epogen (epoetin alfa) use is common, much more than in lighter stages. Of note, Epogen (epoetin al... Read More
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Hemoglobin 10 or 11: For patients who are anemic due to ongoing chemotherapy, Procrit (epoetin alfa) is not recommended to be given if hemoglobin is 10 or above. For patie... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Weekly: Procrit (epoetin alfa) is usually dosed once a week. Some patients may be able to take it only every two weeks, and in rare instances it can be given... Read More
A 88-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
General Surgery 20 years experience
Leukemia: This is a difficult dilemma answer even knowing all the facts, which we don't have in this forum. If the treatment side effects are mild and would hel... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
More info needed: Sorry you have had these medical issues--without more information, I can only consider that there may be some kidney issue. Please discuss with your ... Read More

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