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Eprex 10000IU Injection


Overview

Introduction

Eprex 10000IU Injection is a medicine that helps your bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. It is used to treat a type of anemia caused by kidney disease. It is also used to treat anemia caused by cancer chemotherapy and by taking medicines to treat HIV.

Eprex 10000IU Injection is given by injection either under the skin or into a vein which will be decided by your doctor. Usually the injections are given by a nurse or doctor. The dose depends on your body weight and the cause of your anemia. Iron supplements both before and during treatment may make this treatment more effective. Eprex 10000IU Injection needs to be stored in a fridge but used at room temperature.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting and increased blood pressure. It may also cause flu-like symptoms such as headache, tiredness, dizziness and aches and pains. These side effects are most common at the start of treatment but if they persist your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. Tell your doctor straight away if you get any serious side effects, including seizures (fits). Sometimes this medicine can cause serious blood clots which need urgent medical attention.

Before using Eprex 10000IU Injection you should tell your doctor if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease or gout (disease of joint pain). You should also tell him/her what other medicines you are taking in case they affect this treatment. Your blood pressure should be checked often during this treatment by you or your doctor. You may also need other regular medical tests to be sure this medicine is not causing harmful effects. It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Side effects of Eprex Injection

Common
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

How to use Eprex Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Eprex Injection works

Eprex 10000IU Injection is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA). It works by stimulating the bone marrow (soft tissue inside the bones which produces red blood cells) to produce more red blood cells.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Eprex 10000IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Eprex 10000IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eprex 10000IU Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Eprex 10000IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eprex 10000IU Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Eprex 10000IU Injection is recommended.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while the patient is taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Eprex 10000IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Eprex 10000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Eprex Injection?

If you miss a dose of Eprex 10000IU Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Eprex 10000IU Injection helps in the treatment of anemia that may have occurred due to chronic kidney disease or cancer chemotherapy.
  • It is given as a single injection under your skin.
  • Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor the levels of hemoglobin, blood cells and electrolytes such as potassium in your blood.
  • Monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms of very high blood pressure such as  severe headache, problems with your eyesight, nausea, vomiting or fits (seizures).
  • Stop taking Eprex 10000IU Injection and inform your doctor if you develop shortness of breath or skin rash.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Eprex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Blood Hb is found 5.9 so wat is it
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Dear PATIENT from 1mg. The hemoglobin is very low, which can be due to anemia. I suggest you should consult a Hematologist /Physician for this.
how to resolve the problem of anemia?
Dr. Rekha Pohani
Dietetics/Nutrition
Intake of dates and jaggery will help
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FAQs

Q. How should Eprex be stored?

In the hospital, pre-filled syringes are stored unopened in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 ℃. If you are using this medicine at home, it is important that the pre-filled syringe is stored in your refrigerator. Do not store it in the freezer as this medicine should not be frozen. Allow the pre-filled syringe to reach room temperature prior to using it. This usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Eprex pre-filled syringes that are being used or about to be used can be kept at room temperature (not above 25°C) for a maximum single period of 7 days. Pre-filled syringes should be protected from light.

Q. What to do if you use too much Eprex?

Tell the doctor or nurse immediately if you think too much Eprex has been injected.

Q. When should Eprex not be used?

Eprex should not be used if the liquid is colored or you can see particles floating in it or if the medicine has expired. Refer to the expiry date on the label. You should also not use the medicine if you know or think that it may have been accidentally frozen or if there has been a refrigerator failure.

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