Create your own personalized MyJanssenCarePath account to:
- Learn about specific insurance coverage options
- Identify cost support options
- Sign up for personal treatment reminders
We understand how important it is for you to take your PROCRIT® as your doctor prescribed. That's why we've created some tools that may help you stay on track with your PROCRIT® treatment:
Sign up or log in to your personal Janssen CarePath Account at MyJanssenCarePath.com so you can learn about your insurance coverage for PROCRIT® and sign up for treatment support.
If you have any questions, please call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 800-553-3851, Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET. Multilingual phone support is available.
Resources are available online that can offer support and help you connect with others who are living with your condition. These include local support groups, fundraising walks, outreach programs, online communities, and volunteer opportunities. The websites below can help you learn more about your condition and connect with others.
This website contains additional information about treatment with PROCRIT®. On this website, you can also get helpful information about your condition.
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WHAT IS PROCRIT®?
PROCRIT® (epoetin alfa) is used to treat a lower than normal number of red blood cells (anemia) caused by:
PROCRIT® may also be used to reduce the chance you will need red blood cell transfusions if you are scheduled for certain surgeries where a lot of blood loss is expected.
If your hemoglobin level stays too high or if your hemoglobin goes up too quickly, this may lead to serious health problems which may result in death. These serious health problems may happen if you take PROCRIT®, even if you do not have an increase in your hemoglobin level.
PROCRIT® has not been proven to improve quality of life, fatigue, or well-being.
PROCRIT® should not be used for treatment of anemia:
PROCRIT® should not be used to reduce the chance of red blood cell transfusions if:
It is not known if PROCRIT® is safe and effective in treating anemia in children less than 1 month old who have chronic kidney disease and in children less than 5 years old who have anemia caused by chemotherapy.
What is the most important information I should know about PROCRIT® (epoetin alfa)?
PROCRIT® may cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including:
For people with cancer:
Your tumor may grow faster and you may die sooner if you choose to take PROCRIT®. Your healthcare provider will talk with you about these risks.
For all people who take PROCRIT®, including patients with cancer or chronic kidney disease:
If you decide to take PROCRIT®, your healthcare provider should prescribe the smallest dose of PROCRIT® that is necessary to reduce your chance of needing red blood cell transfusions.
Who should not take PROCRIT®?
Do not take PROCRIT® if you:
Do not give PROCRIT® from multiple-dose vials to:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking PROCRIT®?
PROCRIT® may not be right for you. Tell your healthcare provider about all your health conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of PROCRIT®?
PROCRIT® may cause serious side effects.
Common side effects of PROCRIT® include:
These are not all of the possible side effects of PROCRIT®. Your healthcare provider can give you a more complete list. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effects that bother you or that do not go away.
Please read the Medication Guide for PROCRIT® (epoetin alfa) and discuss it with your doctor.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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