Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa is generally used in treatment of anemia due to chemotherapy and anemia due to chronic kidney disease
High blood pressure
How to use
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How it works
Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How should Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa be stored? In the hospital, pre-filled syringes are stored unopened in a refrigerator between 2 and 8Â degrees centigrade. If you are using at home, it is important that the pre-filled syringe is stored in your refrigerator although not in the freezer compartment. It should not be frozen. Allow the pre-filled syringe to reach room temperature prior to using it. This usually takes between 15 and 30Â minutes. Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa pre-filled syringes that are being used or about to be used can be kept at room temperature (not above 25Â°C) for a maximum single period of 7Â days. Pre filled syringes should be protected from light.
Q. What to do if you use too much Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa? Tell the doctor or nurse immediately if you think too much Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa has been injected.
Q. When should Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa not be used? Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa / Epoetin Alfa should not be used:- 1) after the expiry date on the label, 2) if the seal is broken, 3) if the liquid is colored or you can see particles floating in it, 4) if you know, or think that it may have been accidentally frozen & 5) if there has been a refrigerator failure.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of blood disorders, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, or kidney disease.Inform your doctor if you experience chest pain, breathing problems, sudden/severe headache, or difficulty with vision, speech, or walking.Requires regular BP monitoring.Requires weekly haemoglobin(Hb) level monitoring when treatment starts and monthly thereafter. Hb level should not exceed 1 g/dL in any 14-day span.Do not discontinue treatment without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
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