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Epogen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is epoetin alfa (Epogen)?
- What are the possible side effects of epoetin alfa (Epogen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about epoetin alfa (Epogen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using epoetin alfa (Epogen)?
- How should I use epoetin alfa (Epogen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Epogen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Epogen)?
- What should I avoid while using epoetin alfa (Epogen)?
- What other drugs will affect epoetin alfa (Epogen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Epogen)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of epoetin alfa.
What happens if I overdose (Epogen)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include headache, dizziness, itching (especially after bathing), fullness in your upper stomach, redness of the face, shortness of breath, and vision problems.
What should I avoid while using epoetin alfa (Epogen)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect epoetin alfa (Epogen)?
There may be other drugs that can affect epoetin alfa. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about epoetin alfa.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Epogen FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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