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5 People found this comment helpful

I have low red blood cells due to Hepatitis C treatment--pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Procrit (epoetin alpha) helped me tremendously--I got my energy back when I had extreme fatigue from the treatment. I Started at 40,000 units per week and it worked so well the Doc put me on every other week. The only thing I noticed on the down side was that the shots sting--but that goes away quickly.

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He has been on this inj. since 7/2007 he is now on 40000 u every week. usuallly for 2days after the inj. he feels achey and has no energy. He doesn't seem to have too much energy the rest of he week. He is on this for anemia and does have other problems. I thought by now he should be feeling better.

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joelmontel | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months |
9/19/2013
Condition: Other
Overall rating 3.0
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I am on dialysis for 9 months now it's 3 times a week from Dec-july, now twice a week becaus I can't afford it I have low hemoglobin and my doctor ordered blood transfusion. It is uncomfortable and time consuming now my doctor give me epoetin alfa-eposino 600 iu which he said produce more blood. Is this necessary, I can afford these treatment I basiclly rely from my relatives my insurance doesn't cover all the treatment and medications.

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Anonymous | 75 or over | Male | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
9/1/2011
Condition: Anemia due to Kidney Failure
Overall rating 3.7
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This medication has been given by injection 3x a week. The red blood count is steadily increasing.

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Anonymous | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
12/16/2010
Condition: Other
Overall rating 4.7
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I have low red blood cells due to Hepatitis C treatment--pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Procrit (epoetin alpha) helped me tremendously--I got my energy back when I had extreme fatigue from the treatment. I Started at 40,000 units per week and it worked so well the Doc put me on every other week. The only thing I noticed on the down side was that the shots sting--but that goes away quickly.

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webmd | 75 or over | Patient
7/6/2010
Condition: Anemia due to Kidney Failure
Overall rating 4.3
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Concerned | 55-64 | Male | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Caregiver
9/23/2007
Condition: Other
Overall rating 2.3
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He has been on this inj. since 7/2007 he is now on 40000 u every week. usuallly for 2days after the inj. he feels achey and has no energy. He doesn't seem to have too much energy the rest of he week. He is on this for anemia and does have other problems. I thought by now he should be feeling better.

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