Users' questions

Where do you give a PROCRIT injection?

Where do you give a PROCRIT injection?

PROCRIT can be injected directly into a layer of fat under your skin. This is called a subcutaneous injection. When giving subcutaneous injections, follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about changing the site for each injection.

What is PROCRIT injections used for?

PROCRIT® is a prescription medicine used to treat anemia. People with anemia have a lower–than–normal number of RBCs. PROCRIT® works like the human protein called erythropoietin to help your body make more RBCs. PROCRIT® is used to reduce or avoid the need for RBC transfusions.

Where do you inject epoetin?

Epoetin alfa injection products come as a solution (liquid) to inject subcutaneously (just under the skin) or intravenously (into a vein). It is usually injected one to three times weekly.

How often should Procrit be given?

This medication is given as an injection under the skin or into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 3 times a week. Patients getting this medication before surgery may have a special dosing schedule. Hemodialysis patients should receive this medication by injection into a vein.

How does Procrit make you feel?

unusual tiredness; a seizure (convulsions); high blood sugar–increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; low potassium–leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling; or.

What is the best time to inject Epoetin?

Typically we give it when returning a dialysis patient, but most doctors say it is fine to inject EPO 20 to 25 minutes before dialysis patient termination by saying it is a protein.

What shot is given for anemia?

Iron dextran injection is used to treat iron-deficiency anemia (a lower than normal number of red blood cells due to too little iron) in people who cannot be treated with iron supplements taken by mouth. Iron dextran injection is in a class of medications called iron replacement products.

Does PROCRIT make you tired?

Rarely, this medication may suddenly stop working well after a period of time because your body may make antibodies that make it work less well, and a very serious anemia can result. Tell your doctor right away if symptoms of anemia return (such as increased tiredness, low energy, pale skin color, shortness of breath).

How is a Procrit injection supposed to be used?

Use Procrit injection exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Procrit is injected under the skin, or as an infusion into a vein.

How is Procrit used in the treatment of anemia?

Procrit is used to treat anemia caused by chemotherapy or chronic kidney disease, or anemia caused by taking zidovudine to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Procrit is also used to reduce the need for red blood cell transfusions in people having certain types of surgery.

When to use Procrit for dialysis patients?

PROCRIT may be used to treat a lower than normal number of red blood cells (anemia) if it is caused by: • Chronic kidney disease (you may or may not be on dialysis). • Chemotherapy that will be used for at least two months after starting PROCRIT.

What does Procrit do to the bone marrow?

PROCRIT is a man-made form of the protein human erythropoietin that is given to reduce or avoid the need for red blood cell transfusions. PROCRIT stimulates your bone marrow to make more red blood cells.

Use Procrit injection exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Procrit is injected under the skin, or as an infusion into a vein.

Procrit is used to treat anemia caused by chemotherapy or chronic kidney disease, or anemia caused by taking zidovudine to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Procrit is also used to reduce the need for red blood cell transfusions in people having certain types of surgery.

Where is the best place to give a subcutaneous injection?

Subcutaneous injections can be given in the arms, legs, or abdomen. Your nurse or doctor will help you select the best sites to administer your medication. 1. To locate injection sites on the arms, fold one arm across the chest. Place your hand on the shoulder and draw an imaginary line below your hand.

PROCRIT may be used to treat a lower than normal number of red blood cells (anemia) if it is caused by: • Chronic kidney disease (you may or may not be on dialysis). • Chemotherapy that will be used for at least two months after starting PROCRIT.