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Post Info TOPIC: Procrit warning....


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Tina...you are funny....but I agree....I would have drank anti-freeze too....
The Procrit did me a world of good....but for those having to decide whether or not to use it when it's available....good to know the risks. Our HC providers certainly don't give out the information freely. Sounds like it isn't a problem with Interferon.

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i dont even want to read it. I would have drank anti freeze if they told me to.
but it is good to keep informed. my issue w any meds is if i read the side effects first i never really know if i have the side kuz i read it.... ashamed

-- Edited by Tina at 10:10, 2007-12-16

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Thanks for that interesting article....nothing about the potential damaging effects of drugs suprises me...

but I would not have been able to live or breathe without the aranesp......


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I totally agree....I could not have worked through treatment without taking Procrit.
I should have posted more about it last night, but I was very tired. It does say that patients taking Interferon do not seem to be at risk.
Just good to have all the information at hand.

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Hi Wrens smile

Had a look at the article - i'd say that with any medication, it's a matter of balancing the risks with the benefits. Re it's use with Hep C treatment, if the only way to stay on tx requires a rescue drug such as this, then it's a risk that outweighs the alternative to abandoning tx. Obviously everyone has different medical issues to take into consideration and the use of these drugs has to be tailored on an individual basis, making sure that the patient is fully informed, of course.

Steff xx


-- Edited by greenqueen at 17:56, 2007-12-14

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I found this in the NY times - an article about possible side effects from Procrit.


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/11/business/11anemia.html?ref=health


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