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Is there a less expensive substitute for Procrit.

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Is there a less expensive substitute for Procrit.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 7 years ago.



greetings and thankyou for using justanswer,


How much is it costing to you?

how long are you taking procrit?

why are you prescribed this?

In what doses you are taking?

Are you searching for the low cost generic version of procrit(erythropoietin hormone)?


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I am not taking it as yet. I understand the cost is $2000.00 per shot. The Dr. said I would have 4 of them. I am on Medicare and Medicaid. I can't see them paying this amount. I wondered if there was something else to try.
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 7 years ago.



Thankyou for the information,


Its ok that you have to get four shots.


Please tell me what in doses you have to take and what's the interval between these 4 shots?

Expert:  Dr. RK replied 7 years ago.



Thankyou for the information,


The procrit contains the drug epoetin alfa . It is a recombinant protein used to produce blood naturally in patients having anaemia.


The various BRAND names are EPREX, EPOGEN, PROCRIT,etc.You may have any one of them.The drug from canada are relatively cheaper.You maytry that if your doctor allows that.


Please visit here for more information:

epoetin alfa


EPREX from canada


Let me know if you have any doubt.


Thank you!

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