Procrit injections are only for very specified types of anemia. They are generally not used for people with iron deficiency anemia as most can make blood just fine as long as all the ingredients are present. (Iron being the "missing ingredient" with this form of anemia. Many people with cancer get these injections as their disease and treatment take a big toll on their ability to keep their blood levels up. I've watched many patients at the hematology/oncology office get these and they all say they sting like crazy. I've also noticed that they are given quite slowly--OUCH!!!
Hi, I give myself my own Procrit injections at home when my H&H goes below a certain level. I think it depends on how fast you inject the medicine. If I do it slow enough it doesn't burn, but if I try to inject it too fast...LOOK OUT! It can feel like multiple bee stings. I have anemia that is caused by multiple disease process and auto immune disease.