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Do tell us if you're on any kind of medication. Medicines, pills, injections, anything. Some of these may affect your blood and mean we can't take your donation
your tumor may grow faster and you may die sooner when PROCRIT is usedUsing PROCRIT can lead to death or other serious side effects.
I'll have a competition 20 days after and I'm deseperated, afraid, and not confortable about what I did. I want to be clean!
Increase in reticulocyte count is appreciable within 7 to 10 days of administration [of Epoetin alfa a.k.a. Procrit].Clinically significant increases in red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit generally occur in 2 to 6 weeks.
Athletes can get a bigger—and illegal—boost by injecting themselves with erythropoietin (EPO), a hormone that stimulates RBC production. A urine test for artificial EPO was introduced in 1997, but it's not foolproof; while testable traces of artificial EPO disappear from an athlete's body within four days, the hormone's effects are strongest three weeks after injection.