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

Drug information on Epox (Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol) from Wockhardt Limited

Epox

  Injection
Wockhardt Limited
Generic : Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol
 798.00
2000iu/0.5ml
0.5ml
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Medical Condition(s) for which Epox may be prescribed


Side effects of Epox

   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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Epox?

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

When is Epox not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Epox

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.

Other Precautions for Epox

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Epox

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



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