Eprex 40000 IU Injection
|USA Brand Name||Procrit|
|Generic Name||Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa|
What is Eprex 40000 IU Injection
Eprex 40000 IU Injection aids in treating Anemia caused by Chronic Kidney Disease and Chemotherapy.
It also treats Anemia in people consuming Zidovudine tablets to treat HIV.
Eprex 40000 Injection contains Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa as its active ingredient.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals manufacture this injection.
Uses of Eprex 40000
Eprex 40000 Injection is used:
- To treat Anemia caused by Chemotherapy, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Zidovudine tablets to treat HIV
- To decrease the requirement for red blood cell transfusions in individuals undergoing specific types of surgery
How Eprex Injection works
Eprex Injection contains Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa (Epoetin Alfa).
Epoetin Alfa belongs to the group of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESA).
By continually activating the Erythropoietin receptors, ESA promotes red blood cells (RBC) production in the bone marrow, resulting in more RBCs in the blood.
Hence, treating Anemia without Blood Transfusion need.
Eprex 40000 Injection should be used as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you miss a dose or overdose.
How to take it
- This injection can be injected intravenously (into a vein) or subcutaneously (under the skin)
- A doctor may instruct you on how to use the injection correctly on your own
- Do not shake the injection
- Typically, the injection is used one to three times per week
- Before experiencing the full benefits of Eprex Injection, it may take between 2 to 6 weeks
Strengths of Eprex 40000 Injection
Eprex Injection comes in multiple strengths, such as:
Side effects of Eprex
Eprex Injection may cause some common to rare side effects, such as:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chills and fever
- Blood vessel blockage
- Low white blood cells
- Rash or itching
- Low potassium
- Unusual tiredness
- High blood sugar
- Blood clot
Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa can interact with certain drugs, diseases, and food.
Avoid taking this injection if you are taking:
- C1 Esterase inhibitor (human)
- Conestat Alfa
Do not inject Eprex 40000 if you have the following:
- Thrombotic events
Before and after using this injection, there are certain points you should remember, such as:
- Do not use Eprex 40000 Injection, if you are allergic to Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa (Epoetin Alfa)
- Inform your physician if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant
- Inform the doctor or dentist that you are using an Eprex Injection if you are scheduled for any surgery, including dental surgery
Store Eprex 40000 IU Injection at 36 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not freeze epoetin alfa and discard it if it has been frozen.