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Why do athletes take erythropoietin?

Why do athletes take erythropoietin?

More O2: To increase the number of circulating red cells, thus improving the delivery of o2 to tissues. ...Read more

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Can you use erythropoietin if you have heart disease?

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Can you use erythropoietin if you have heart disease?

Generally not: Erythropoietin is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, stroke and hypertensive encephalopathy. So, in general, it is not recommended for use in patients with high blood pressure, chronic renal failure, or cardiovascular disease except with extreme caution. Consult your doctor if you have heart disease and anemia, alternate therapies or dosing may be available. ...Read more

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I was wondering what side effect to expect from injections of procrit (epoetin alfa)?

I was wondering what side effect to expect from injections of procrit (epoetin alfa)?

Several: Increased mortality(death), serious cardiovascular events, thromboembolic events, stroke and increased risk of tumor progression or recurrence. ...Read more

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Epogen, (epoetin alfa) for which of the side effects would you change?

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 these or any other side effects occur. These are new alternatives to epogen (epoetin alfa). ...Read more

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Why do athletes take erythropoietin?

More O2: To increase the number of circulating red cells, thus improving the delivery of o2 to tissues. ...Read more

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What is the importance of erythropoietin?

Essential: Erythropoietin is an important hormone (produced by the kidneys) that stimulate your bone marrow to produce red blood cells. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: erythropoietin?

Hormone: Erythropoietin is the hormone that regulates red blood cell production. It also has other known biological functions. For example, erythropoietin plays an important role in the brain's response to neuronal injury. It is also involved in the wound healing process. ...Read more

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Is it easy to buy erythropoietin in a pharmacy?

NO: Erythropoietin is a prescription drug so you need a prescription by a physician only few specialty pharmacies will carry this drug. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take erythropoietin?

Can children and teenagers take erythropoietin?

If needed can take: Erythropoietin is used for promoting red blood cells. Since premature infants can have anemia, as well as pediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy, it is a valuable tool. It has been approved by the FDA for these reasons. It has also been approved for pediatric renal disease. I hope this helps you. I would hope that you are not having to deal with these problems but if so, I wish you well. ...Read more

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