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Eprex 2000iu Pfs Injection

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0.5ml Injection in Pre Filled Syringe
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Eprex 2000 IU Description

Eprex Injection contains epoetin alfa (recombinant human Erythropoietin alfa). It is used mainly for the treatment of anaemia due to kidney problems or in the treatment of cancer. Do not use this medi...
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ContainsEpoetin Alfa(2000.0 Iu)
UsesAnaemia in individuals with kidney disease and adults who are undergoing cancer chemotherapy.
Side effectsDiarrhoea, vomiting, fever, injection site reactions
ClassificationHAEMATINICS
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Uses of Eprex 2000 IU

For the treatment of anaemia due to kidney diseases & in adults who are receiving cancer treatment.

Contraindications of Eprex 2000 IU

  • If you are having a history of allergy (rashes, itching, skin redness, swelling of lips, eyes, difficulty in breathing or swallowing) to any of the contents of this medicine.
  • If you have red cell aplasia (a condition in which bone marrow cannot produce enough red blood cells).
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you are due for major orthopaedic surgery (hip or knee) and you have severe heart disease, diseases of veins and arteries, recently had a heart attack or stroke, cannot take medicines to thin the b...
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Side effects of Eprex 2000 IU

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Injection site reaction

Precautions and Warnings of Eprex 2000 IU

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I be given Eprex Injection during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information on the effect of Eprex Injection in pregnancy. This injection should be used in pregnancy only if your doctor recommends it after assessing the need and the risk.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Eprex Injection while breastfeeding?
A:
No information is available if Eprex Injection passes into human breast milk. This injection may be used in breastfeeding women if recommended by the doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Eprex Injection?
A:
There is no information on the effect of Eprex Injection on driving ability.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Eprex Injection?
A:
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and this medicine, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of consuming alcohol regularly.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • You have diabetes or are overweight.
  • You are suffering from cancer.
  • You are bedridden long time due to surgery or illness.
  • You have or had high blood pressure, seizures/fits, low red blood cell count or a blood disorder called porphyria.
  • You have hepatitis C and are taking medicines for it like ribavirin and interferon.
  • You develop symptoms like red spots and ulcers of the mouth, throat, nose, genitals and eyes after taking this medicine.
  • You have or had blood clots in the veins of the body, arteries of the lungs or reduced/stopped blood supply to the brain.

Mode of Action of Eprex 2000 IU

How Does It Work?

Epoetin alfa promotes the formation of red blood cells in the bone marrow, which increases the red blood cell count in the body.

Directions for Use of Eprex 2000 IU

  • Eprex Injection will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection.
  • Do not self-inject this medicine.

Interactions of Eprex 2000 IU

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines may affect the way Eprex Injection works or this medicine itself may affect the working of some medicines.
  • Talk to your doctor, particularly if you are taking cyclosporin (used for the treatment of organ transplantation), iron supplements and other blood stimulating medicines.
  • Tell your doctor about any of the other medicines you are taking, which includes medicines without prescription and herbal medicines as well, as these medicines may alter the effectiveness of Eprex In...
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Storage and disposal of Eprex 2000 IU

  • Store in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C). Do not freeze.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Eprex 2000 IU

Overdose

Eprex Injection is given by a healthcare professional, so it is unlikely that you will be given too much of this medicine. If you think you have been given too much medicine, tell your doctor. You may...
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Missed a Dose

The doctor or nurse usually gives Eprex Injection in the hospital or clinic. Therefore, the chances of missing a dose are less. However, if you feel that a dose has been missed, please inform your doc...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Eprex Injection?

A: Eprex Injection is used for the treatment of anaemia in individuals with kidney disease and adults who are undergoing cancer chemotherapy.

Q: How does Eprex Injection work?

A: Eprex Injection contains a medicine known as recombinant human Erythropoietin alfa. It is a kind of protein that stimulates the bone marrow to produce blood cells, especially red blood cells. Thus, it relieves symptoms associated with anaemia which may be due to kidney problems or cancer treatment.
Product Details
Brand
EPREX
Expires on or After
23/09/2022
Last Updated on: 17 Jun 2022 | 04:37 PM (IST)

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