Eprex injections contain the active ingredient epoetin alfa, which is a synthetic version of the naturally-occurring hormone erythropoietin. Erythropoietin is produced by healthy kidneys. It stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. Epoetin alfa is produced naturally in the body, mostly by the kidneys. It gives bone marrow the signal to produce red blood cells (RBCs), which carry oxygen in the blood. It works by causing increased red blood cell production by the body. If the body does not produce enough epoetin alfa, severe anemia (lack of oxygen reaching the different parts of the body) can occur. Epoetin alfa is used to treat anemia in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), because their kidneys are unable to produce enough natural erythropoietin on their own. It is also used to treat people with cancer who develop anemia because of chemotherapy treatment.
|Generic Name||Epoeitin Alfa|
|Package Size||6 x 0.5ml|