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.
Contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and hypersensitivity.
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).
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin or into the vein.
• 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.
High blood pressure, muscle and joint pain, flu-like syndrome, rashes and hives.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2-8Â°C). Do not freeze.
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