EPREX 10000IU SYRINGE
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF EPREX 10000IU SYRINGE
INDICATION OF EPREX 10000IU SYRINGE
- EPREX is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic anaemia associated with chronic renal failure (CRF)
- in adults and paediatrics aged 1 to 18 years on haemodialysis and adult patients on peritoneal dialysis.
- in adults with renal insufficiency not yet undergoing dialysis for the treatment of severe anaemia of renal origin accompanied by clinical symptoms in patients.
- EPREX is indicated in adults receiving chemotherapy for solid tumours, malignant lymphoma or multiple myeloma, and at risk of transfusion as assessed by the patient’s general status (e.g. cardiovascular status, pre-existing anaemia at the start of chemotherapy) for the treatment of anaemia and reduction of transfusion requirements.
- EPREX is indicated in adults in a donation programme to increase the yield of autologous blood. Treatment should only be given to patients with moderate anaemia (haemoglobin concentration range between 10 to 13 g/dL [6.2 to 8.1 mmol/L], no iron deficiency) if blood-saving procedures are not available or insufficient when the scheduled major elective surgery requires a large volume of blood (4 or more units of blood for females or 5 or more units for males).
- EPREX is indicated for non-iron deficient adults prior to major elective orthopaedic surgery having a high perceived risk for transfusion complications to reduce exposure to allogeneic blood transfusions. Use should be restricted to patients with moderate anaemia (e.g. haemoglobin concentration range between 10 to 13 g/dL) who do not have an autologous donation programme available and with expected moderate blood loss (900 to 1,800 mL).
- EPREX is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic anaemia (haemoglobin concentration of ≤10 g/dL) in adults with low- or intermediate-1-risk primary myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) who have low serum erythropoietin (<200 mU/mL).
HOW TO USE OF EPREX 10000IU SYRINGE
All other causes of anaemia (iron, folate or Vitamin B12 deficiency, aluminium intoxication, infection or inflammation, blood loss, haemolysis and bone marrow fibrosis of any origin) should be evaluated and treated prior to initiating therapy with epoetin alfa, and when deciding to increase the dose. In order to ensure optimum response to epoetin alfa, adequate iron stores should be assured and iron supplementation should be administered if necessary