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People who take too much Procrit may experience the following effects:
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Procrit should be stored under refrigeration. Do not freeze the medication, and do not use any Procrit that has been frozen. When transporting the drug, be sure to use an insulated container and a coolant (such as a blue ice pack). Make sure the medication does not directly touch the coolant in order to prevent it from freezing. Also, be sure to keep Procrit away from light until right before you are ready to use it. Light can destroy the delicate molecules.
Procrit single-dose vials must be discarded after one use, since they do not contain any preservatives. However, Procrit multidose vials contain preservatives and may be used for up to 21 days after the first use (if kept under refrigeration).
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
If you do not take your Procrit as scheduled, contact your healthcare provider. Depending on how much time has passed (as well as other factors, such as your latest blood tests), your healthcare provider will give you further instructions.
Procrit comes in single-dose vials (which do not contain preservatives) and multidose vials (which contain preservatives). The single-dose vials are available in the following strengths, each containing 1 mL of medication:
- Procrit 2,000 units per mL
- Procrit 3,000 units per mL
- Procrit 4,000 units per mL
- Procrit 10,000 units per mL
- Procrit 40,000 units per mL.
The multidose vials come in the following strengths:
- Procrit 10,000 units per mL (2 mL vials, for a total of 20,000 units in each vial)
- Procrit 20,000 units per mL (1 mL vials, for a total of 20,000 units in each vial)).