Information about Erythropoietin
Generic Name : Erythropoietin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Erythropoietin are provided here.
Pronunciation : eri-thro-poi-tin
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Erythropoietin, 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 : Hematopoietic
Trade Names/Brand Names of Erythropoietin
Epogen, Eprex, Procrit -
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 be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and hypersensitivity.
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 for Erythropoietin?
Store it in refrigerator (2-8Â°C). Do not freeze.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022