Mircera

Mircera

methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta

Manufacturer:

Roche

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin β
Indications/Uses
Anaemia associated w/ chronic kidney disease in dialysis & non-dialysis patients.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA)-naive patient not on dialysis 1.2 mcg/kg SC inj once mthly. Alternatively, 0.6 mcg/kg IV or SC inj once every 2 wk. ESA-naive patient on dialysis 0.6 mcg/kg IV or SC inj once every 2 wk, may be increased by 25-50% of previous dose if rate of rise in Hb <1 g/dL over a mth. ESA-treated patient Start Mircera IV or SC inj once mthly or once every 2 wk.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Uncontrolled HTN.
Special Precautions
Severe cutaneous adverse reactions; monitor closely for skin reactions. Fe deficiency; inflammatory disorders; chronic blood loss, bone marrow fibrosis, severe Al overload, folic acid or vit B12 deficiencies, hemolysis. Patients w/ hemoglobinopathies, seizures or platelet >500 x 109/L. PRCA caused by anti-erythropoietin Ab. Not to be switched to Mircera if Ab to erythropoietin is suspected or confirmed. May stimulate growth of malignancy. Evaluate Fe status & control BP prior to & during treatment. Pregnancy & lactation. Ped <18 yr.
MIMS Class
Haematopoietic Agents
ATC Classification
B03XA03 - methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta ; Belongs to the class of other antianemic preparations. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Presentation/Packing
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Mircera inj (pre-filled syringe) 100 mcg/0.3 mL
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Mircera inj (pre-filled syringe) 120 mcg/0.3 mL
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Mircera inj (pre-filled syringe) 150 mcg/0.3 mL
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Mircera inj (pre-filled syringe) 200 mcg/0.3 mL
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Mircera inj (pre-filled syringe) 50 mcg/0.3 mL
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Mircera inj (pre-filled syringe) 75 mcg/0.3 mL
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