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  1. myelodysplasia crisis
    ... of the time have him ask his doc about the new drug procrit which is being used a lot for cancer patients etc...
    ... He did go through a series of Procrit injections, but they didn't help at all. The doctors...

Drug Interactions / Side Effects board

  1. Procrit
    ... mother passed away in August 2007 after receiving procrit injections. Procrit is a very dangerous drug. So many ... and killed by this drug. If anyone else is taking procrit and have side effects, STOP using the drug immediately ... . In addition, the drug company that makes procrit is charging $2,000.00 or more for each 40,000 unit...

  2. Procrit
    ... injection again as we had suspicions about the drug ( procrit ) causing this. She was to be released from the hospital ... few days. For whatever reason, she was given the procrit injection again and was rushed back to ICU within...
    ... problems. I ecourage everyone who is taking the drug Procrit or know someone who is, to check into any possible...
    ... received. The doctor was charging almost $2,000.00 per PROCRIT injection. He was also receiving nice rebate checks...

Pain Management board

  1. Where I'm at now
    ... almost 2 years, giving myself a weekly injection of Procrit to help my body make more blood cells. I suffer from ... considered normal! So, my hematologist took me off the Procrit and said - "Now the lab has different criteria and ... your numbers don't indicate the continued use of the Procrit ."! I was dumbfounded! I still have the same symptoms...

  2. Methadone & Anti-Depressents & Heart Problems
    ... the drug at the top of the list of suspects is the Procrit I take to help my body produce red blood cells. I ... this pain and sweating event the day after I took my Procrit shot. For now I've stopped taking it. Thanks again...

  3. Topomax & Slurred Speech
    ... are very low and I give myself a shot every week of Procrit . I could ask my doc to order liver function tests...

  4. Pain meds and pituatary problems? Help!
    ... been treated for anemia for about 9 months now with Procrit , a drug that is used to help chemo patients make red...

Arthritis board

  1. Diagnosis Problem
    ... thing that keeps my numbers up is taking a drug called Procrit which some cancer patients use to keep their blood...

  2. psoriatic arthritis
    ... injections. I would if I felt I would get better. I took procrit for 2 years by injection and I felt a lot better....
    ... pressure( under control), cholesterol.....and was on Procrit for a couple years because of the anemia. I was taken...

Back Problems board

  1. Has not felt good since I had a severe reaction immediately after having the iron inf
    ... been running a low grade fever. I have been taking procrit shots for some time. For the past two to three months...

  2. My boyfriend's saga continues..
    ... will get the IV antiobiotics for 6 weeks and also get Procrit to boost his red cell count since that went down due...

Bone Disorders board

  1. Aplastic Anemia
    ... iron. They started neupogen daily, iv antibiotics, procrit 20,000 units 3x a week. His second biopsy showed his...

Knee & Hip Problems board

  1. Low INR?
    ... guess it was more than that. I also had injections of Procrit ....so I understand your feelings about being a pin...

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board

  1. refuse to help himself
    ... crumbles. At the present, mom is getting shots of Procrit every other week. It helps to build her red blood...

Neuropathy board

  1. Neurontin
    ... drugs...thankful that medicare will pay for my IVIG, Procrit , and at one time Novantrone. I am not thankful that...

Cancer board

  1. Information on medication side effects
    ... doctor can prescribe an immune system booster like Procrit , which might help. Procrit would only be indicated...

Cancer: Bladder board

  1. looking for information on bladder cancer
    ... the chemo is affecting her red blood cells (like the procrit drug commercial talks about). My dad has a treatment...

Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian board

  1. Just had first chemo & need to hear from others.....
    ... for the low immunity weeks, I had weekly shots of procrit which helped to boost my red blood cells. The shots...

Cancer: Colon board

  1. New Chemo Treatment
    ... once due to low hematocrit and was given a shot of Procrit (rbc stimulator) to boost count. I am self-employed...

  2. Colonoscopy on the 13 Im worried ( palpitations too ?)
    ... blood transfusions immediately and then they put me on procrit to keep my levels up. I was tired too, and losing...

  3. Surgery Date: Tell me what you think about this please
    ... on constant iron, I have to go get iron, fluids and procrit shots every week now because of the constant blood...

  4. Neuropathy?
    ... still hurts as bad. I think the anemia shot is procrit . They talked about giving it to him, but it looks...

  5. Folfox
    ... shot. Have had the one for red blood cells...not procrit , but the one that is every other week. This week...

  6. My dad has recurrent colon cancer age 86
    ... another blood transfusion today and i asked about procrit and they decided that was a good idea and gave him ... first injection yesterday. He will need to get a procrit innjection weekly. My question is this the doctor...
    ... another blood transfusion today and i asked about procrit and they decided that was a good idea and gave him ... first injection yesterday. He will need to get a procrit innjection weekly. My question is this the doctor...

  7. Recovery Time?
    ... steroid but acts as an upper and restores some vigor. Procrit also is supposed to help but I did not have that and...
    ... increase? How long will you wait before administering Procrit , etc? Will you considering reducing dosage? if so...

  8. Low white cells and chemo
    ... standard protocol for this. Should they be treating w/ Procrit or another med? How long can he go w/out treatment...
    ... too low. You say it is the white count that is low. Procrit , to my knowledge increases Red cell counts....

  9. stage 4 colon cancer mets liver and lung
    ... really short of breath when I try to walk and am now on Procrit . Often I just don't feel like eating, just soup and...
    ... really short of breath when I try to walk and am now on Procrit . Often I just don't feel like eating, just soup and...
    ... from chemo but all the mouth sores are gone. I am on procrit now and after 7 weeks I am beginning to feel more...

  10. Stage 111 colo/rectal cancer survivors, please
    ... Maxeran(prescrip only) and Procrit for energy, Immodium(generic name Loperimide is cheaper...
    ... even more anxious! Thanks jaydees for the advice... procrit costs a fortune I understand. His other side effects...
    ... I went without the procrit myself as my pharmacare only covers 75% of drug costs...
    ... advice was right on. Cornstarch for the radiation and Procrit for red cells and Neuprogen for a low white count...
    ... well, though of course he feels tired. He is not on Procrit ...just takes meds for the hiccups, the diarrhoea....

Cancer: Lung board

  1. just diagnosed with lung cancer
    ... ease some of the side effects, gave her a dose of Procrit (generic). This set off a series of events that landed ... effects (clotting was a side effect of the generic Procrit ). They seem to appreciate that she is an "active"...

  2. Quick Question of Platelet Counts
    ... to postpone chemo due to low counts. Things like Procrit and Neulasta are great for the hemoglobin and WBC...
    ... it! :) Don't be too quick to jump ship on the Procrit . The say it CAN cause other things, but we feel the ... them yet either. It takes about 8-10 days for the Procrit to kick in and elevate the hemoglobin levels. Take...
    ... it! :) Don't be too quick to jump ship on the Procrit . The say it CAN cause other things, but we feel the ... Well i'm not sure what the real story is on the procrit . My chemo nurse said thursday that they were trying...
    ... Some of the problems they are seeing with things like Procrit is the use of it to over-elevate blood levels. There ... Medicare has strict limits on the use and coverage of Procrit like blood enhancers. For once, their stinginess...

  3. For Conan
    ... brutal chemo and was the first time she ever needed procrit and neupogen. I was thankful that we did the alimita...

  4. procrit
    ... Melissa, My mom also had to use procrit after starting Gemzar and Taxotere. Like Stan her ... RBC was always low and the procrit did not seem to make it come back up but maybe stopped...

  5. Dad's chemo starts next week
    ... give injections. my red cell is low so they give me procrit to help get it back up there. i will be praying that...

  6. Can anyone relate to this?
    ... Taxotere and Gemzar and they did her in. Despite taking procrit and neupogen during this last one her blood counts...
    ... Taxotere and Gemzar and they did her in. Despite taking procrit and neupogen during this last one her blood counts...

  7. I'm sick...not stupid...just sick!
    ... found it irritating.My mom did her own Neupogen and procrit injections and the nurses always acted like that was...

  8. stage 4 friend
    ... well but they do drop her blood counts so she takes procrit and neupogen and feels fatigued often but she still...

  9. Still waiting for CT report
    ... been ok since starting the neupogen. She also takes procrit ( of course last night I saw Dateline NBC where they ... did the story of counterfit drugs and procrit was one of them ). She looks very tired and says...

  10. Jan
    ... now all perscription drugs are out of pocket and the procrit and neupogen are not cheap. If it is not one thing...

  11. Mom's Ct results
    ... even thou she has been anemic! He did put her on Procrit so now she has to give herself that shot once a week...

  12. thanks, and need guidance now
    ... His blood counts went down so he took Neulasta and Procrit shots to bring them back up. He recently stopped all...

  13. chemo,rad=low WBC.when do they go up again
    ... Neupogen that helps raise WBC count and a drug called Procrit that helps RBC count. It takes about a week to two ... Neupogen gives patients a slight fever that lasts a day. Procrit does not. Your mother-in-law needs to sleep more...

  14. I have so many questions about nsclc
    ... on it. There are meds for WBC - neupogen and RBC - procrit . But nothing for low platelett count. My father...

  15. Mystery Symptom : Swelling and Redness Around Eyes
    ... Gemzar & carboplatin ). She also receives Kytril, Procrit and Zometa. She is currently into her 5th cycle of...

  16. lost my dad :(
    ... once a mth and a small dose every week along with procrit and since he was losing blood and his hemogobin kept...

  17. Update on Step Dad - Diagnosed mid August
    ... anemia and iron deficiency is not being controlled by Procrit shots and iron tablets and they are starting blood...
    ... anemia and iron deficiency is not being controlled by Procrit shots and iron tablets and they are starting blood...

  18. Chicken Pox and Cancer
    ... was anemia and weakness, they doctors have put me on Procrit to deal with that. I'm also still have trouble with...

  19. Iressa
    ... she was severly anemic. She needed to have the drug Procrit but it is so expensive, over four hundred dollars...

  20. Need some advice for my mom
    ... treatments when needed.. and they started her on the Procrit , well, Jan. 27th, she is back in the hospital again...

  21. Whole brain radiation therapy
    ... 01 she got 2 units red blood cell. she is also on procrit 1ML inject 3 times a week. The doc's can belive this...

Cancer: Prostate board

  1. hormone shots prior to radiation
    ... substantial anemia that might require medication such as Procrit ) This means that about 87% of us will not have a...

  2. Hormone Therapy (Chemical Castration) Side Effects...
    ... are excellent countermeasures, such as drugs like Procrit , but use is a judgment call as there are some side...

Chemotherapy board

  1. Coping with Chemotherapy
    ... chemo because of his blood count. He started receiving Procrit shots which seemed to help. Has your dad's doctor...

Leukemia board

  1. Hairy Cell
    ... anemia for the last year and her Dr. was giving her procrit injections this entire time with only a slight improvement...

  2. lgl leukemia
    ... luck on getting the neutrophils up. Have found the Procrit shots make me feel like I have some energy. I have...
    ... changes and vitamins have stayed off transfusions. Procrit makes life worth living. I do not find much help...
    ... Procrit or aranesp make the red blood cells multipy and in...

Lymphomas board

  1. Mom recently (kind of) diagnosed with B Cell - need help
    ... effect on her blood counts. She has received three Procrit , which have helped the numbers, however they continue...

  2. Off for #2
    ... medication that increases platelets in the form that the Procrit or Neupogen does for the white and red blood cell...

  3. Question for Linda from Singer
    ... that you must have started a new thread. Although Procrit is intended to increase your RBC's and Hgb. for anemia ... emotherapy and may just have been exacerbated when you got Procrit . Nausea, stomach upset are also side effects so...

  4. Meeting with Radiologist
    ... bounce back some. I think it was the Neulasta and Procrit (?) that "set me back some" in my side effect-department...

  5. Hodgkin's mostly a "young person's" disease???
    ... attack was from that or not. She was still taking Procrit to build up her red blood cells and was also on Coumadin ... normal so I told her to tell them not to give her the Procrit as it can cause blood clots. She never got a chance...
    ... will sometimes drop to levels that you will need Procrit . When these levels are low that means you have anemia...
    ... first so that if they need to give you Neupogen or Procrit then you can have it on that visit. Labs are the...
    ... will sometimes drop to levels that you will need Procrit . When these levels are low that means you have anemia...
    ... ago it was between 900.00 and 1,200 an injection. Procrit was over a 1,000 up to 1,500. Shocking the cost of...
    ... before they gave me that shot---I believe Neulasta & Procrit (?)... I had 2, one for the RBC & one for the WBC...
    ... coupled with the fact that you had chemo as well. The procrit usually does not have too many side effects. I am...
    ... pay for it if the labs are not at a certain level. Procrit is the same way. These are very expensive medications...
    ... back. I had a friend email me and tell me to try Procrit , instead of Neulasta. Maybe I'll get a chance to...
    ... post anything until now. Before I forget to tell you Procrit is for your red blood cells. It has nothing to do...

  6. Update on my brother in law
    ... very anemic and he wants to start him back on the Procrit . That's as much as I know for now. He has lost about...

  7. Please HELP!
    ... had chemo several different times. He has been on Procrit ? He has had blood transfusions. He is now complaining...

  8. Chop Treatments...questions
    ... to get shots for red blood cells. They use either Procrit or Arinese (sp). Also they do NOT wait till you get ... bloodwork, and if RBC's are still low they will give the procrit directly into his IV. D, it will be up and down...

  9. For BeckyB and Fairy-lights - Brother in law Biopsy back - BeckyB maybe you can advis
    ... And he should see his Dr 10 days after tx. I take procrit every 2 weeks to help my Red blood cells. Plus he...

  10. Hodgkin's Survivor
    ... usually brings your count up fast. Also epogen, or procrit for low red cell counts. Ron...

Bowel Disorders board

  1. The Water Closet
    ... fairly new (less than 10 years?), nice med called Procrit (EPO) to stimulate red blood cells commonly prescribed...

  2. Post-Colon Resection - What to expect?
    ... If you are super anemic, talk to your doctor about Procrit (EPO). It works faster than iron alone. IMHO: Blood...

Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis board

  1. Anemia caused by Crohn's Disease Meds?
    ... 6-MP (mercaptopurine). She's been getting B-12 and Procrit infusions but her counts are still low (8) and today...

Caregivers board

  1. Out of Options
    ... fainting was due to low blood volume and they perscribed Procrit . (I think it was the begining of last year, but I...

Anemia board

  1. How do you know if you have anemia?
    ... has me on a program where I get a series of shots ( Procrit ) to help improve my anemia. Four shots 1/week then...

  2. New Need help understanding Mom's numbers
    ... hemoglobin was 5.2 then 5.5 now 4.9. She is taking Procrit along with iron. Does it make sence that if the RBC...
    ... hemoglobin was 5.2 then 5.5 now 4.9. She is taking Procrit along with iron. Does it make sence that if the RBC...
    ... transfusions? I have not heard good things about Procrit on this board. I think that your assumption is right ... be my ~guess~ that the RBC's are responding to the Procrit therapy and the Hgb will respond to iron much slower...
    ... encouragement to those whose situation may be similar Procrit and the expertice of the Cleveland Clinic team saved...
    ... wounds. Before and after the treatment she was getting procrit daily and now she is getting procrit once a week. ... As a matter of fact I think they should stop the procrit and see what happens. I wouldn't think it would be...

  3. ESA's
    ... Should an ESA such as Procrit or Aranesp be given after chemotherapy is completed ... then after being hospitalized in January,was given a Procrit injection 1 hour before being released from the hospital...

  4. Procrit-Hurry-Should I request autopsy?
    ... more energy. Why did they give him 40,000 units of Procrit 30 minutes before releasing him? He bled to death ... RBC goes below 10.0,the insurance company pays for Procrit .He didn't need it and now he is DEAD...
    ... My mother died in August 2007 after receiving procrit . The drug is VERY dangerous and should be taken off ... others who have had family members die after receiving procrit injections....

  5. Procrit Injection
    ... why you were so low on hemoglobin and iron? I know Procrit does boost red cell production, which would account...

  6. Newly Anemic
    ... hemoglobin is usually between a 7.5 and a 9.0. I take procrit shots twice a week. I had this anemia all my life...

  7. swollen ankle
    ... Which is CDA Type II Anemia. I also take shots of procrit that cause edema. Now what to do.... Elevate your...


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