Epogen for cats

Common Questions and Answers about Epogen for cats


1356964 tn?1302087435 Vet is suggesting epogen but I have read Epogen can have side effects and can quit working for an animal anywhere from 1-4 months of treatment. I am enquiring about an iron supplement to try first instead of injections, b/c her HCT has not follow under 20 as of yet . Vet said it was not at crucial stage as of yet so would an iron supplement be ok to try right now , of course with the ok of her vet ?
1356964 tn?1302087435 Some people who had CRf cats told me that when HCT levels are above 20 that Epogen is not warranted at that time and also that Iron supplementation CAN help for awhile. Also I have been doing alot of research on Potassium .Especially in Renal failure cats it is wise to start supplementation when their levels are at a normal low, which her's is 3.
Avatar f tn I had absolutely no problems with epogen whatsoever. I took 40,000 two times a week and it got my HGB up to 10.5 or so and kept it there. You do not want to get higher than 12 that is where the black box warning comes in. But as for real side effects, I've never ever heard of anyone having any and I've been here for over six years!
Avatar m tn Do you mean epogen when you say bone marrow stims, or did your doctor mean something else? I know some people get the riba dose lowered or take epogen for anemia or both but I don't know about adding boc. or tela. So far if the trial allowed epogen then fine but if the trial didn't allow it then the only option for really bad anemia is to drop the riba dose. Your anemia sounds like it was pretty bad so I guess have a plan in place in case it drops again. I think boc.
264121 tn?1313029456 Short of getting two different strengths of epo at the time, it was my only alternative. Since I will always have to be on epogen, its really helpful for me even now to be able to take 5k or 15k of epo instead of having to either take the full 20k or wasting the rest of the bottle, or storing it in a not so safe condition.
Avatar n tn My father was diagnosed with Hepatitis C about a year ago. He's been in and out of the hospital for transfusions and is now on all kinds of medication. He thinks that he shouldn't worry us with any bad news, so he really doesn't tell us much about his visits and whatnot. I know that he has also been diagnosed with cyroglobinemia and now something with his thyroid. The medication he is on is Epogen 40,000, Neupogen singleject 480 mg and also ribavirin. That is all I know of.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I've followed a lot of conversations in the last year or so. My other half (Shirley) is on week 41 of treatment and feeling really unwell. Her latest bloods showed her white cells down to 9.2. She isn't getting a great service from the hospital but I am encouraging her to ask for Procrit which seems to be a big help.
Avatar f tn Virtually all patients will eventually require supplemental iron to increase or maintain transferrin saturation to levels which will adequately support erythropoiesis stimulated by EPOGEN®. All surgery patients being treated with EPOGEN® should receive adequate iron supplementation throughout the course of therapy in order to support erythropoiesis and avoid depletion of iron stores https://www.clevelandclinic.org/myeloma/Procrit_phaseII_less_frequent.htm "...
Avatar f tn ve read on holistic info sites that BUPRENORPHINE is the best and SAFEST pain med for cats....I know thats the one my Vet uses too. Is this for long term use?
Avatar f tn Thanks for the reply Mike....that's what I thought! I don't know why my NP would tell me such a thing. I'm wondering if my HGB being at 9.8 is much of a problem...also how low can it get before someone would need some helper meds pronto! best wishes...
Avatar f tn How low did your hemoglobin go? Did you use procrit or epogen? Sorry for all the questions but I have kept a spreadsheet and am always curious about who treated with what and why one person succeeds and another fails.
740516 tn?1360942486 Typical canned tuna for humans has too much sodium for cats. Lots of cats enjoy treats of cooked chicken and turkey, but I would avoid the processed "lunch meat" variety in quantity because of the salt and other additives. Onions are toxic to cats, but I don't believe there is harm in other vegetables and fruits if your cat likes them.
Avatar f tn blood products and Epogen) regardless of the actual diagnosis, should we go ahead with the bone marrow biopsy.
Avatar m tn A main purpose of using Procrit or Epogen is to avoid a blood transfusion. It sounds like the Procrit is doing that for you (although that may be little consolation if you still feel really anemic). You are welcome to look at my Epogen tracking table that I posted as a photo on my profile for a data point on the effect Epogen/Procrit had on someone else.
874521 tn?1424116797 yeah for a DOG she is kinda cute....does affirm my love for cats after a few days tho..lol.
228686 tn?1211554707 t give you anything for it because it is normal in some cats. But it is good for the vet to know as much as possible about their patients, right? And, hopefully, Jade will not experience allergic reaction to Revolution. I do recommend it.
3140169 tn?1342848421 Hello! I recently adopted a big 'ol tabby cat, he's about 3 years old and neutered. I've taken care of cats all my life, and I know how to deal with them. I bought a huge thing of dry kibble as I have done for years with my previous cats. However, recently I've been doing some research regarding proper nutrition for cats and apparently they get most of their moisture from the food they eat.
1657684 tn?1307375035 Hi, Cats shouldn't eat really anything except meat - this is ideal diet. So good quality dry food, cans without veggies and rice in them, no bread, no pasta - cats don't digest carbohydrates, that's why he gets watery, smelly stools. Diet change is not going to be easy, but you should try it. I keep my fingers crossed!
264121 tn?1313029456 Then again, I still have to have weekly blood tests done for my epogen based anemia, so maybe the smarter but more annoying thing to do would just be to leave it in...