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Epogen

Epogen



USES: This medication stimulates the body to make red blood cells It is used in the treatment of various anemia conditions.

 
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Epogen

Uses
This medication stimulates the body to make red blood cells It is used in the treatment of various anemia conditions.
Notes
  • It is important to follow recommended dietary guidelines while taking this medication.
  • Eating foods rich in iron may be recommended.
  • Such foods include raisins, figs, meat, eggs, vegetables, iron-fortified cereals.

Storage
  • Refrigerate between 36 and 46 degrees F (between 2.2 and 7.8 degrees C).
  • Do not freeze.


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How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given as an injection usually one to three times a week.
  • It is important that blood tests be done frequently to check effectiveness of the medication and determine the correct dose.

Side Effects
  • This medication is generally well tolerated.
  • Headache, nausea, muscle aches, diarrhea and cough may occur.
  • Inform your doctor if these symptoms become bothersome.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop any of the following while taking this medication: rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, hives, itching, skin rash or irritation at the injection site.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of blood disorders, heart problems, high blood pressure, seizure disorders, kidney problems, blood vessel problems and of any allergies you may have.
  • Epoetin alfa should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if epoetin alfa is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Take any missed dose as soon as possible but not if it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all medication you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of high blood pressure medicine, heparin, desmopressin, probenecid and iron supplements (vitamins).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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