Procrit Injection Information
Procrit® (epoetin alfa) is approved for many uses, including:
- Treating anemia caused by chemotherapy in people with cancer
- Treating anemia due to chronic kidney failure (renal failure)
- Treating anemia caused by zidovudine (Retrovir®, Combivir®, Trizivir®), an HIV medication
- Preventing blood transfusions in people with anemia who are undergoing surgery.
This medication comes as an injection that is given under the skin (subcutaneously) or by IV infusion. Prior to beginning treatment, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. You will need regular blood tests during treatment to see how well it is working. In some situations, your healthcare provider may recommend taking iron supplements in addition to Procrit because this medicine cannot work well if your iron levels are too low.
(Click Procrit for more information on this injected medication, including details about how it works, potential side effects, and other safety precautions.)