Erythropoietin - Drug Information

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General Information on Erythropoietin

Generic Name : Erythropoietin

Pronunciation : eri-thro-poi-tin

Latest prescription information about Erythropoietin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Hematopoietic

Why is Erythropoietin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a haematopoietic agent, prescribed for anemia in people with chronic kidney failure.  It helps in the formation of red blood cells by the bone marrow.

When should Erythropoietin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Erythropoietin?

Adults: Subcutaneous- 3-times/week dosing: 150 units/kg 3 times/week.
Children: IV- Weekly dosing: 600 units/kg/week (max, 40,000 units/week).

How should Erythropoietin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin or into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Erythropoietin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood clotting problems, cancer, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, porphyria, blood clot events, heart attack, infections, seizures, stroke, tumors, heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause seizures; do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Erythropoietin?

High blood pressure, muscle and joint pain, flu-like syndrome, rashes and hives.

What are the other precautions for Erythropoietin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Erythropoietin?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C). Do not freeze.

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mannu1610 

I have taking Cudo forte for my kidney treatment for my kidney treatment from last 6 months. Mannu Jagtiani.

Acer8 

Over a 4 hour dialysis session how long before the end of the session should the epo be introduced into the machine. Roy

Azsured 

Does it contain Albumin?

fastguy72 

I would like to purchase Erythropoietin

Faizal 

I need EPO from Oman, where can I get & price

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