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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Eprex. Please consult your doctor.
Eprex may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing b... View More
Eprex is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Eprex may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Eprex is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Eprex is recommended. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised... View More
Eprex should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Eprex may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Eprex is a medicine that helps your bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. It is used to treat a type of anemia caused by kidney disease. It is al... View More
Uses of Eprex
- Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
- Anemia due to cancer chemotherapy
Side effects of Eprex
- High blood pressure
How to use Eprex
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Eprex works
Eprex is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA). It works by stimulating the bone marrow (soft tissue inside the bones which produces red blood cells... View More
What if you forget to take Eprex?
If you miss a dose of Eprex, please consult your doctor.
- Eprex helps in the treatment of anemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or cancer chemotherapy.
- It is given as a single injection under your skin.
- Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor the levels of hemoglobin, blood cells and electrolytes such as potassium in your blood.
- Monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms of very high blood pressure such as severe... View More
- Stop taking Eprex and inform your doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.
Anaemia of chronic renal failure, Anaemia in zidovudine-treated HIV-infected patients, Anemia related to non-myeloid malignant disease chemotherapy, To ... View More
Chronic Kidney Disease-Associated Anemia Reduction of need for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) Patient ... View More
Chronic Kidney Disease-Associated Anemia <1 month: Safety and efficacy not established >1 month: 50 units/kg IV/SC 3 times weekly initially; if patien... View More
Hypersensitivity to albumin (human) or mammalian cell-derived products; uncontrolled hypertension.
Mode of Action
Epoetin alfa stimulates the differentiation and proliferation of erythroid precursors, release of reticulocytes into the circulation and synthesis of ce... View More
Hypertension; history of seizures; thrombocytosis; chronic liver failure; poor renal function; ischaemic vascular disease; malignant tumours. Increased ... View More
>10% Pyrexia (10-42%),Nausea (11-35%),Hypertension (14-27%),Cough (4-26%),Vomiting (12-28%),Pruritus (12-21%),Rash (2-19%),Headache (5-18%),Arthralgias... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Limited data available on epoetin alfa use in pregnant women are insufficient to determine a drug-associated risk of adverse developmental ou... View More
Cyclosporine, hematinic agents, drugs that decrease erythropoiesis. Potentiated by hematinic agents.
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More