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Question - shot of araesp for RBC's?


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I have a quick question - my FIL's RBC's were low yesterday when they did chemo, so they want to give him a shot of araesp every two weeks.

Are there any side effects to this? Has anyone else taken it?

They want to give him one of the shots right before Thanksgiving, and they are hoping to go to their daughters house for thanksgiving (3 hour drive to MN) and we are hoping that he won't feel too crummy to go!

Thanks for any input!

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DEb gets an aranesp everyweek to bring counts up. They help with her energy level some and elevate RBCs. Aranesp works longer than Procrit but they are the same other than that.

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