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epoetin alfa adverse effects

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Any of them: Epogen (epoetin alfa) is associated very rarely with serious side effects, hypertension and seizures are reported. The drug should be reconsidered if ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Erythropoietin: Epogen (epoetin alfa) is a very expensive medication which can only be prescribed by a physician (usually a hematologist, oncologist, or nephrologist) ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Several: Increased mortality(death), serious cardiovascular events, thromboembolic events, stroke and increased risk of tumor progression or recurrence.
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A 43-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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many different.: Interferon can cause many different types of side-effects including anemia, low white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, decreased appetite, tire ... Read More
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Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pigmentation: You may have either darker or lighter pigmentation following dermabrasion. Scarring is also a possiblity. You might want to consider a series of mic ... Read More
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: There are many types of corneal implants such as intacs, corneal transplants and other more experimental devices; most not available in the usa. Plea ... Read More
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