Procrit Coupon - Procrit 1ml of 20000 units/ml vial
Specialty Drug
EPOETIN ALFA helps your body make more red blood cells. This medicine is used to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney failure, cancer chemotherapy, or HIV-therapy. It may also be used before surgery if you have anemia. Compare erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.
Procrit Coupon - Procrit 1ml of 20000 units/ml vial

Procrit Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress and for the needed blood tests and blood pressure measurements. It is especially important for the doctor to make sure your hemoglobin level is in the desired range, to limit the risk of potential side effects and to give you the best benefit. Keep all appointments for any recommended tests. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her.

As your body makes more red blood cells, you may need to take iron, folic acid, or vitamin B supplements. Ask your doctor or health care provider which products are right for you. If you have kidney disease continue dietary restrictions, even though this medication can make you feel better. Talk with your doctor or health care professional about the foods you eat and the vitamins that you take.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Chest pain



increased blood pressure

shortness of breath

swelling of the face, fingers, ankles, feet, or lower legs

weight gain

Less common


blurred vision

change in skin color

change in vision

convulsions (seizures)


dizziness or lightheadedness

double vision


fast heartbeat

migraine headache


pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg

pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs

pale skin

partial or complete loss of vision in the eye

severe headaches of sudden onset

skin rash or hives

slurred speech

sore throat

sudden and severe inability to speak

sudden loss of coordination

sudden vision changes


temporary blindness

tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, or skin discoloration at the injection site

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

vision problems


weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain and swelling

bone or joint pain, muscle aches, chills, shivering, or sweating




general feeling of tiredness or weakness

heartburn or belching, acid or sour stomach

inability to sleep

itching or stinging at the injection site

loss of strength or energy

muscle pain or weakness

skin pain

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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