Epogen Solution For Injection 10000U Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Epogen: Solution for injection (10000U)

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Epogen 10,000unit/ml for Inj
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Epogen 10,000unit/ml for Inj
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Epogen 10,000unit/ml for Inj
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Epogen 10,000unit/ml for Inj

What is this Medicine?

EPOETIN ALFA (e POE e tin AL fa) helps your body make more red blood cells. This medicine is used to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney failure, cancer chemotherapy, or HIV-therapy. It may also be used before surgery if you have anemia.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Epogen: Solution for injection(10000U)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Epogen 10,000unit/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 555130144
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Anemia, Anemia Of Prematurity, Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension

Storage Information
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Discard entered multi-dose vial after 21 days
Protect from light
Discard product if it contains particulate matter, is cloudy, or discolored
Do not freeze
Discard if product has been frozen
Epogen 10,000unit/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Epogen 10,000unit/ml Solution for Injection

Skin Rash Incidence:
2.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
3.0-27.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Cough Incidence:
4.0-26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
5.0-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
7.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
9.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
10.0-16.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
10.1-42.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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