Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
129 Doctors are Online

Heart patient having diabetes and HPN. History of open heart surgery. Espogen injection suggested after the CBC report. What is wrong?

my mother is a heart patient.she has been operated for open heart surgery,she has hpn and she has got some problem blood uria is 15.5 serum creatinine is 135 urine epth cell is ++ serum ferritin is 30 platelet count is 259 hb is 9.1 tlc is 6.2 now her has sugessted injection espogen prefilled 4000 iu inj what is ur opinion about this and kindly tell me the reaction of this injection.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  71
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
  User's Response
your mother is sufferring from chronic kidney failure secondary to diabetes and hypertension.
Espogen is erythropoetin hormone that is normally secreated by kidney and promotes hemoglobin synthesis that is blood formation. in condition of kidney failure natural production of this hormone is decreased and we have to supplement it from outside..
usually it is quite safe except some local redness at injection site, muscle pain or joint pain that subsides gradually, uncommonly sometimes there is severe breathing problem, bronchospasm
or low bp in that case immediate physician consultation is required but uncommon with new molecules which are prepared by recommbitant technology
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor