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- What should I tell my doctor?
- How should I use this drug?
- What if I miss a dose?
- Where should I store this drug?
What should I tell my doctor?TOP
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- blood clotting disorders
- heart disease
- hemoglobin level of 12 g/dl or greater
- high blood pressure
- history of stroke or blood clots
- low levels of iron, folate, or vitamin B12
- an unusual or allergic reaction to Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta, mannitol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this drug?TOP
This medicine is for injection into a vein or under the skin. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?TOP
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Where should I store this drug?TOP
Keep out of the reach of children.
If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Store in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). If a refrigerator is unavailable, the prefilled syringes may be stored at room temperature (up to 77 degrees F [25 degrees C]) for up to 30 days. Vials may be stored at room temperature for up to 7 days. Throw away any unused portion. Do not freeze or shake. Protect from light. Throw away unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.