Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol

Generic Name : Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol are provided here.

Pronunciation : e POE e tin BAY ta meth OX ee pol ee ETH il een GLYE kol

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Therapeutic Classification : Hematologic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol

India :

International :

Epogen, Eprex, Procrit

Why is Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent, prescribed for anemia in people with chronic kidney failure.

When should Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol?

Adult- IV- Initial dose: The recommended dose is 0.6 mcg/kg.

How should Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, seizures, blood cell disorder, blood clotting disorder, or a history of stroke, blood clots, or heart attack, high blood pressure, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of kidney failure, heart attack, heart failure and stroke; if it is so stop this medication immediately.

• Monitor blood pressure, hemoglobin level, signs and symptoms of allergic reactions regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol?

Severe Effect - Tumor growth, heart failure, kidney damage, high blood pressure, seizures and blood clot events.
Heart - Low blood pressure.
Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea, vomiting and constipation.
Infections - Upper respiratory tract infection and urinary tract infection.
Central Nervous System - Headache.
Musculoskeletal - Muscle spasms, back pain and pain in extremities.
Metabolic - Excess fluid.
Respiratory - Increased cough.

What are the other precautions for Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Epoetin Beta-methoxy Polyethylene Glycol?

Store it in refrigerator (2° to 8°C), do not freeze it.