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

CKD stage 5, under dialysis. Espogen 4000 recommended. Advise?

my father was diagnosed with CKD stage V and is under dialysis thrice a week since last 1 month. Doctor recommended Espogen 4000 thrice week. Per dialysis appox 1 ltr water is drained. I have 2 queries in this regard:\
1) What it means to drain 1 ltr water, is it good or bad.
2) Do we have to give the injection Espogen whole life????
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  112
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
1) Patients on dialysis do not pass adequate volume of urine. Therefore the excess fluids are removed or as you call "drained" on dialysis. Thus it is an essential part of dialysis; anywhere from 500ml to 4L of fluid may be removed as per the nephrologists' discretion.
2) Espogen is used to increase hemoglobin. Once Hgb is >10gm/dl the dose may be reduced or stopped altogether.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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