What Are The Uses Of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa?
Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) produced by recombinant DNA technology in cell culture. It is used in the treatment of following conditions:
Anaemia caused due to chronic kidney disease, chemotherapy in cancer patients, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis (long-term condition of ulcer and inflammation), irritable bowel syndrome (inflammatory conditions of colon (IBS)) and myelodysplasia (type of cancer where immature cells don’t mature in bone marrow)
What Are The Side Effects Of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa?
Some common side effects that may be caused by the administration of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa are:
- Injection site reactions like pain/swelling/itching
- High blood pressure, fever
- Vomiting, nausea
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Alfa?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity towards the drug recombinant human erythropoietin Alfa or any other allergies.
- Chest pain, breathing disorder
- Seizures, blood disorders
- Kidney disease