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Can u suggest any other altenative for Espogen (Erythropoietin) ?

My husband aged 51yrs was diagnosed with decompensated liver with portal hypertension , asceities and gastroentritis. His creatinine was 6.7 initially, he was put on tablets Rabimor 20mg(1-0-0),Inderal 40mg (1-0-0),Ferid (1-0-1),Lasilactone 50mg (0-1-0) and 1 injection Espogen 10000 (weekly). His creatinine has come down to 2.7 and doctor has cut the dose of Espogen to 4000 (weekly). Treatment was done in India. we have returned to Kuwait now but Espogen is not available here. Can u suggest any other altenative for Espogen (Erythropoietin).
Asked On : Sun, 30 Jan 2011
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Thans for the query. It is nice that your husband has responded to therapy, please continue medications as ordered by your doctor. Erythropoietin is a medicine to improve Red blood cell development and minimizing anaemia. There are no alternative to this medicine. This medicine is essential in renal failure. The dose and frequency of medication with this drug is crucial and some times critical. This medicine is available every where. Brand names may differ. Consult your local doctor.
Answered: Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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Hello There,

Glad to see improvement in your husband's health. My wife is also suffering from Renal Failure.. Can you please let me know the Hospital you visited in India.

Answered: Tue, 1 Feb 2011
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