Hi Gary, This makes more sense. I saw you said you gave a dose of 100 units and I was thrown since my vet told me to dose at 100 units per KG. The price is actually pretty similar that way because you have 4 doses at $30 or 24 doses at $240. My vet's quote was for Procrit, 24 doses (500U/dose, dosed at 100U/kg). I will definitely let her know about the Walmart specialty pharmacy, though, since it's still about $40 less. Thanks for that info. It will be nice to not have to start with buying 24 doses right from the start since this will be our first time trying it.
Amy > I made a "slight" error when typing > below, it should say a dose is 100 units > PER KG, not just 100 units. How many doses one vial > gives you depends on > the size of your cat. For mine it is 5 doses, just > about enough to see if > it is working. You start with 3 times a week and as > you approach your > target level of hemocrit, you start cutting back to twice a > week and monitor > results and then to once a week and if you get lucky, maybe > to once every 10 > - 14 days. It just depends on how the hemocrit level > responds. Here is a > link to an article you may find helpful. > http://www.felinecrf.org/anaemia.htm#epogen_eprex_procrit > > > Your vet is over the edge on prices, just have him call it > in to the Walmart > Specialty Pharmacy at 1-877-453-4566. You will also > need U100 insulin > syringes, they are .5ml maximum and are marked for .01ml > minimum so it is > pretty easy to draw up the units you need. > > Gary > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] > On Behalf Of Amy > Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009 8:31 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update > > Hi Gary, > > How many shots does that vial give you? I'm trying to > figure out the > expense of Epogen. My vet quoted me $277 for Procrit > and she said it was > almost double that at the other pharmacy she uses. I > need to do the math to > figure out how many doses that $277 is for but it sounds > like your deal is > way better. > > Amy > > > I had the vet call in a prescription > > to the Walmart Specialty Pharmacy. > > > > It was $30.68 for a 1ml 2000 unit vial and they > shipped it > > FedEx overnight > > for free. Got it about an hour ago and have already > > given the first shot > > (100 units). As long as it is given Sub-q, I do it > > myself (shots, fluids, > > etc.). > > > > I am looking into Staph Protein A which showed a lot > of > > promise in treating > > FeLV back in the mid 80s. This is given with a shot > > into the abdominal > > cavity - I think I will be letting the vet do that. > > > > Gary > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org