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EPREX 4000 IU INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 1820 for 1 vial(s) (0.4 ML injection each)
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Composition for EPREX

Epoetin Alfa(4000 iu)

food interaction for EPREX

alcohol interaction for EPREX

pregnancy interaction for EPREX

lactation interaction for EPREX

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Eprex 4000 iu injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Eprex 4000 iu injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Eprex 4000 iu injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for EPREX

Epoetin Alfa(4000 iu)

Uses

Eprex 4000 iu injection is used in the treatment of anemia, anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

How it works

Eprex 4000 iu injection belongs to an identical type of human glycoprotein hormone called erythropoietin. Eprex 4000 iu injection works by stimulating red blood cell production.

Common side effects

Nausea, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Depression, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Injection site pain, Injection site redness, Insomnia, Formation of blood clots in dialysis shunt, Vomiting

Common Dosage for EPREX 4000 IU INJECTION

Patients taking EPREX 4000 IU INJECTION

  • 50%
    Once A Week
  • 20%
    Once A Day
  • 20%
    Once A Month
  • 10%
    Twice A Week

SUBSTITUTES for EPREX

17 Substitutes
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  • VINTOR 4000 IU INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 1318.80/ML of injection
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    Rs. 1318.80
    save 28% more per ML of injection
  • ESPOGEN 4000 IU INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    LG Lifesciences
    Rs. 1680/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1680
    save 8% more per injection
  • RENOCEL 4000 IU INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 625/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 625
    save 66% more per injection
  • ERYPRO 4000 IU INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Biocon
    Rs. 1375.52/ML of injection
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    Rs. 1375.52
    save 24% more per ML of injection
  • EPOTRUST 4000 IU INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Panacea Biotec Ltd
    Rs. 1283.33/ML of injection
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    Rs. 1283.33
    save 29% more per ML of injection

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Expert advice for EPREX

  • Take advice from doctor if you suffer or have suffered from fits (epilepsy), high blood pressure, severe liver failure or anemia from other causes.
  • Epoetin alfa should be used with caution in patients with a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs (porphyria).
  • Ask your doctor for advice if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions for EPREX

Epoetin Alfa

Q.What is epoetin alfa/ epoetin alfa injection used for?
Epoetin alfa is used for treatment of anemia (low hemoglobin or abnormally reduced number of red blood cells) related to severe kidney disease, cancer chemotherapy for certain tumors or due to zidovudine treatment for HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Epoetin alfa is also used in moderately anemic patients scheduled to have major bone surgery (hip or knee replacement surgery) to reduce the need for blood transfusion

Q.How does epoetin alfa work?
Epoetin alfa works by stimulating red blood cell production.

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Content on this page was last updated on 31 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)