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My wife has an allergic reaction to epogene, but not to procrit.

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My wife has an allergic reaction to epogene, but not to procrit. Has anyne else
reported this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.

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Yes, this has been reported. The two medicines,while similar, have different chemical structures. This difference can have very different effects on the immune system of some patients.

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Procrit is made using recombinant DNA technology and is identical to human erythropoietin and, as as such is highly hypo-allergenic.

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Here is a very good article that investigated just this issue:

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Curr Med Res Opin. 2003;19(5):430-2. Epoetins: differences and their relevance to immunogenicity. Haselbeck A.

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Does this make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
I hope your wife continues to do well on the Procrit. Have a good day :-)
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I need a copy of the Curr Med Res Opin. indicated in your reply.


 


Thanks

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
Ok. Let me see if I can get you at link to the article. BRB
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
here is the link to the abstract of the article. I am unable to find a free source for the complete text but you may be able to contact one of the authors for a copy:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13678480

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