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    My dad is 74 years old and has Myleodysplasic syndrome. Proctic did not work. His doctor gave him a triple dose of Aranesp. Now he has an enlarged liver with surrounding fluid retention and his uppper abdomen his very distended. He was also told that now he has masses on his lungs and liver.
    Has anyone out there taken Aranesp?
    Any info on the side effects of Procrit and Aranesp? Does anyone know if these side effects go away with time?
    Any info will help, thank you.
    Posts: 1 | From: Houston | Registered: Oct 2006 | IP: Logged



    The above post was posted under one of the permanent topics (Revlimid approved) and I wasn’t sure everyone would see it. I can’t answer Sher’s questions but thought others might be able to.

    Sher, hope you don’t mind I made this more visible for you. Sometimes the permanent topics don’t get looked at much.

    All the best,



    I have been taking Aranesp for 5 months and was on Procrit for 32 months before that. No side effects. They increased my HGB to the 11.7-11.9 range
    Am not sure what a triple dose is.
    Aranesp comes in preloaded syringes with 25, 40, 60, 100, 150, 200, 300 and 500 mcg.
    Am currently getting 40mcg every 3 weeks.
    Patients are warned that high dosages may involve high blood pressure, blood clots and those allergic to animal products and albumin may experience reactions.
    Have not heard of the conditions you describe as being associated with Procrit or Aranesp. Would get in touch with Amgen and find out what their clinical trials revealed.
    Would also have a very pointed discussion with his docs till you get to the bottom of why these conditions appeared


    My doc said there were absolutely no side effects to procrit. As far as I can tell, I havent had side or even front effects from it.

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