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Procrit




Overdosage
Contraindications

OVERDOSE

PROCRIT overdosage can cause hemoglobin levels above the desired level, which should be managed with discontinuation or reduction of PROCRIT dosage and/or with phlebotomy, as clinically indicated [see Pharmacodynamics]. Cases of severe hypertension have been observed following overdose with ESAs [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

CONTRAINDICATIONS

PROCRIT is contraindicated in patients with:

PROCRIT from multidose vials contains benzyl alcohol and is contraindicated in:

  • Neonates, infants, pregnant women, and nursing mothers. Benzyl alcohol has been associated with serious adverse events and death, particularly in pediatric patients. When therapy with PROCRIT is needed in neonates and infants, use single-dose vials; do not admix with bacteriostatic saline containing benzyl alcohol [see Use in Specific Populations].
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/13/2016

Overdosage
Contraindications

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