Preventing allergic reaction to Prosorba column?

Matthew O'Neil matt-oneil at
Thu Oct 30 15:28:11 EST 1997

pandoc at wrote:
> rayzzz at wrote:
> >
> > Hi, all--
> >
> > A patient needs to use a Prosorba Column which is a kind of blood
> > filtration system for a physical problem, an ailment that they have. This
> > particular Prosorba Column uses a protein so the blood that goes through it
> > is going to be coming in contact with this protein. Because of this
> > sometimes people develop an allergic reaction, have an allergic reaction to
> > it. We want to know if there is any kind of prophylactic to use before
> > using this machine. Is there anything that can be done to lessen or prevent
> > this allergic reaction from occurring. It is very important because this
> > machine will have to be used over a long period of time.
> Phenergan (promethazine) may be useful.
> Best of luck always,
> Charlie
Perhaps a benadryl ?

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