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Eprex 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.

Drug information on Eprex (Erythropoietin) from Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)

Eprex

  Injection
Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)
Generic : Erythropoietin
 930.00
1 Vial
1vial
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Medical Condition(s) for which Eprex may be prescribed


Side effects of Eprex

High blood pressure, muscle and joint pain, flu-like syndrome, rashes and hives.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Eprex?

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

When is Eprex not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Eprex

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.

Other Precautions for Eprex

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Eprex

Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C). Do not freeze.



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