Eprex EPO 4000 IU Injection 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 also used to treat anemia caused by cancer chemotherapy and by taking medicines to treat HIV. Eprex EPO 4000 IU Eprex EPO 4000 IU Eprex EPO 4000 IU
Eprex 4000 Injection is given by injection either under the skin or into a vein which will be decided by your doctor. Usually, the injections are given by a nurse or doctor. The dose depends on your body weight and the cause of your anemia. Iron supplements both before and during treatment may make this treatment more effective. Eprex 4000 Injection needs to be stored in a fridge but used at room temperature.
The most common side effects of taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting, fever, and increased blood pressure. It may also cause flu-like symptoms such as headache, tiredness, dizziness and aches and pains. These side effects are most common at the start of treatment but if they persist your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. Tell your doctor straight away if you get any serious side effects, including seizures (fits). Sometimes this medicine can cause serious blood clots that need urgent medical attention.
Before using Eprex 4000 Injection you should tell your doctor if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, or gout (disease of joint pain). You should also tell him/her what other medicines you are taking in case they affect this treatment. Your blood pressure should be checked often during this treatment by you or your doctor. You may also need other regular medical tests to be sure this medicine is not causing harmful effects. It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
USES OF EPREX INJECTION
Treatment of Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
Treatment of Anemia due to cancer chemotherapy
BENEFITS OF EPREX INJECTION
In Treatment of Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
Eprex 4000 Injection is a man-made protein that helps your bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. It is used to treat anemia which is caused by kidney disease in adults and children who are on dialysis. Anemia is a condition where your body does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. This medicine helps reduce weakness and tiredness that you may be experiencing due to anemia. The injection is usually given by a doctor after a dialysis treatment.
SIDE EFFECTS OF EPREX INJECTION
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Eprex
High blood pressure
HOW TO USE EPREX INJECTION
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
HOW EPREX INJECTION WORKS
Eprex 4000 Injection is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA). It works by stimulating the bone marrow (soft tissue inside the bones which produces red blood cells) to produce more red blood cells.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Eprex 4000 Injection. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Eprex 4000 Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eprex 4000 Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Eprex 4000 Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eprex 4000 Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Eprex 4000 Injection is recommended.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Eprex 4000 Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Eprex 4000 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE EPREX INJECTION?
If you miss a dose of Eprex 4000 Injection, please consult your doctor.