EPOTRUST 6000IU Injection 1ml

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Drug Information

What is Erythropoietin used for?

Erythropoietin injection is used for the treatment of anaemia caused due to chronic kidney disease or chemotherapy.

Erythropoietin may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Erythropoietin work?

Erythropoietin belongs to the class of drugs called haematopoietic agents. The drug acts by activating certain pathways, which regulates the gene activation for cell division. Thus, it produces red blood cells and reduces anaemia.

How to administer Erythropoietin?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Administer Erythropoietin injection as prescribed by your doctor.

Erythropoietin injection should be administered only under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of Erythropoietin, please consult the doctor immediately

What are the drugs that interact with Erythropoietin?

Drugs that interact with Erythropoietin include the following:

  • Heparin
  • Lenalidomide
  • Thalidomide

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Erythropoietin?

The following are the most common side effects of Erythropoietin:

  • Mild irritation
  • Redness at the site of injection
  • Pain at the site of injection
  • Skin rash

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Hypertension
  • Muscle pain
  • Severe headache

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while receiving Erythropoietin?

  • Avoid receiving the medicine if you are allergic to Erythropoietin or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Erythropoietin.
  • Avoid Erythropoietin during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop receiving the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

You are advised not to receive Erythropoietin if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before receiving Erythropoietin?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver, kidney or heart diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you get pregnant while receiving Erythropoietin.

Frequently Asked Questions about Erythropoietin

  1. How should Erythropoietin be stored?
  2. Erythropoietin should be stored in a refrigerator (2 – 8°C). Do not freeze the medication.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while receiving Erythropoietin?
  4. Yes. It is advised to follow an iron-rich diet, such as figs, raisins, meat, egg and iron-fortified cereals while receiving Erythropoietin.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while receiving Erythropoietin?
  6. Yes. It is advised to monitor your blood pressure and blood cell count regularly while receiving Erythropoietin.


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