Eprex is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent, prescribed for anemia in people with chronic kidney failure.
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Drug information on Eprex (Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol) from Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)
Drug Name : Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol
Epoetin beta-methoxy polyethylene glycol(Epogen) generic Eprex is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent, prescribed for anemia in people with chronic kidney failure.
More Info about Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol
Trade Names for Epoetin Beta-Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol
Epogen, Eprex, Procrit
Adult- IV- Initial dose: The recommended dose is 0.6 mcg/kg.
Severe Effect :
Tumor growth, heart failure, kidney damage, high blood pressure, seizures and blood clot events.
Low blood pressure.
Diarrhea, vomiting and constipation.
Upper respiratory tract infection and urinary tract infection.
Central Nervous System :
Muscle spasms, back pain and pain in extremities.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and hypersensitivity.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2° to 8°C), do not freeze it.