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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. Allow the pre-filled syringe to reach room temperature prior to using it. This usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Epotrust 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. Keep these pre-filled syringes away from children and protected from light.
Q. What to do if you use too much Epotrust?
Tell the doctor or nurse immediately if you think too much Epotrust has been injected.
Q. When should Epotrust not be used?
Epotrust should not be used if the solution is clouded 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.
Q. Can Epotrust be used in children?
Yes, Epotrust is used to treat anemia caused due to chronic kidney disease in children who are above 1 year of age. The effectiveness of Epotrust and side effects seen in children are similar to adults.
Q. Can Epotrust affect blood pressure?
Yes, Epotrust can affect blood pressure. During initial therapy with Epotrust, blood pressure should be monitored and those who have high blood pressure should take appropriate measures to control blood pressure. Your doctor may stop Epotrust if the blood pressure remains uncontrolled.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 9th Jul 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.