くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 8/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Epoetin Alfa BS Injection 750 "JCR" [Anemia of Prematurity]
 Active ingredient:
Epoetin kappa (genetical recombination) [Epoetin alfa biosimilar 1]
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine promotes differentiation/multiplication of red blood cells by binding to erythropoietin receptors developing mainly in erythroblastic precursor cells inside the spinal cord.
It is usually used to improve anemia of prematurity by increasing red blood cells.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have bleeding in the brain.
    If your parents or your brothers/sisters have allergic predisposition.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, inject this medicine subcutaneously, twice a week.
  • The treatment duration depends on the effects.
  • In case where this medicine is used for the first time, a small amount may be injected intracutaneously to check for abnormalities.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions are unknown, as a clinical study is not conducted.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • hives, respiratory distress, lip edema [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • disturbance of consciousness, convulsion [hypertensive encephalopathy, cerebral bleeding]
  • respiratory distress, convulsion, paralysis of limbs or face [myocardial infarction, pulmonary infarction, cerebral infarction]
  • lassitude [pure red cell aplasia]
  • yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.