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Drug information on Eprex (4000 u) (Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol) from Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)

Eprex (4000 u)

Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)
Generic : Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol
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Drug Name : Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol

Epoetin beta-methoxy polyethylene glycol(Epogen) generic Eprex (4000 u) is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent, prescribed for anemia in people with chronic kidney failure.
More Info about Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol

Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Eprex (4000 u) may be prescribed

Side effects of Eprex (4000 u)

   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 Eprex (4000 u)?

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

When is Eprex (4000 u) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Eprex (4000 u)

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 Eprex (4000 u)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Eprex (4000 u)

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

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